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Random Thoughts On Leadership

In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 10

This week ends our summer series on Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork.  Our hope is that you can use all 13 principles as you shape ministry over the next school year.  In prior weeks we … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 9

In prior weeks we have focused on the first eleven principles: Youthwork is – Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional, Evangelistic, Holistic, Bible Based, Experiential, … [Read more...]

What is the One Thing?

What is the One Thing? It is about to happen. Here in the coming weeks there will a mass return from the camps, beaches, lake houses and vacations. Summer is almost over and your program is in its … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 8

In prior weeks we have focused on the first ten principles: Youthwork is – Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional, Evangelistic, Holistic, Bible Based, Experiential and … [Read more...]

3 Things I Learned from Jay Hanson

Over the past two weeks I have had the privilege of talking with two of the finest leaders in the United Methodist Church. Today I want to share with you about Jay Hanson. He is the pastor of one of … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 6

In prior weeks we have focused on the first seven principles: Youthwork is- Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional, Evangelistic and Holistic. This week we move onto two more … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 7

In prior weeks we have focused on the first nine principles: Youthwork is- Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional, Evangelistic, Holistic, Bible Based, Experiential. This week … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 5

In prior weeks we have focused on the first six principles: Youthwork is- Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional and Evangelistic. This week we move onto: Principle #7 – … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 4

In prior weeks we have focused on the first five principles: Youthwork is- Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling and Missional.  This week we move onto: Principle # 6 – Youthwork … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 3

Find Part 1 here and Part 2 here This week we will explore two very interrelated  principles of sustainable youthwork: Youthwork is Discipling and Youthwork is Missional. Principle # 4 – … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 2

This week I want to outline Principles #2 & #3 for a Philosphy of Sustainable Youthwork. Although it may sound a little bit like #1 “Youthwork is Family Based” (from last week) the secondary … [Read more...]

Building A Philosophy of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 1

I want to share with you part of my work over the last several years with graduate students in Youth Ministry that are part of the Perkins School of Theology’s Certification Classes held each … [Read more...]

7 Slow Ways To Listen Well

With all the recent talk in the United Methodist Church about splits and schism I am reminded why a primary skill in Youth Ministry is the well-honed ability to truly listen to what other people are … [Read more...]

I Hope You Dance

I have a youthworker friend who has had grandchildren of former youth in his youth group.  I have another youthworker friend whose grandson is a youthworker as well.  I had lunch the other day with … [Read more...]

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