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Great New YM Resource!!!

There are millions of youth ministry resources out there.  Some scholarly, some practical and some just … well nuts.  There is a new resource I want to introduce you to just incase you have not … [Read more...]

The Heresy of “Keeping Christ In Christmas”

I am from a small town. One small town in fact, Piedmont, Alabama. It is a beautiful little place nestled in the foothills of Appalachia.  It has some of the most gorgeous mountains in the fall and … [Read more...]

A Thanksgiving Blessing/ Reminder for Families

I hope you are gearing down and are getting ready for some well deserved time off to spend with family and friends. Thanksgiving, like so many holidays, can seemed packed, rushed, angst filled and … [Read more...]

It seems like everyone has a view on Ferguson “Two Different Americas”

It seems like everyone has a view on Ferguson, but I think that this would be a good time to listen and understand. Martin Luther King, Jr. who foresaw and America capable of mending open wounds, but … [Read more...]

The “Fixer” Problem in Parenting

As mentioned on this Blog before, I love Anthony Bourdain. Beyond all of the great writing, incredible food and interesting people his show provides one element that separates it from the rest of the … [Read more...]

YS Coaching Discount for YouthWorker Movement Members

Whether you are a veteran youth worker, brand new, or somewhere in between, you can benefit from a session with a youth ministry coach.   Are you a youth worker in transition, looking for a job … [Read more...]

“Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth Ministry” interview

What you believe is central to determining how you do ministry.  That sounds obvious, but most of our belief/theology talk centers around what and how we teach.  The reality is that what we believe … [Read more...]

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...]

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