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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...]

Project 365: Day 184 Jim’s Funeral

My next door neighbor Jim was a remarkable man. I knew him primarily as Pam’s husband and Darcy’s dad, a great neighbor who was quick to do things like call if our dogs escaped the yard … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 158 FCDallas & Colorado Rapids post game prayer

Tonight we cheered our favorite MLS team to victory and the kids got a few autographs. Very exciting of course. Even cooler was catching a photo of players from both teams huddled up for a post game … [Read more...]

Good Friday Prayer Station #4

Here is the fourth in a series of Prayer Stations created by youth director Jason Huffman and his students. Read how the process they used to come up with them here. See the first three stations … [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...]

3 Good Friday Prayer Station Ideas

Here are three Good Friday prayer stations submitted by Jason Huffman. He led his youth group in an exercise to create the stations on their own. Read about their process of Youth Created Prayer … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Youth Created, Youth Led Prayer Stations

On Good Friday, the youth of our church created a walk-through, come and go prayer experience. We had eleven stations which focused on persons, items, and themes in the Holy Week story. We created the … [Read more...]

7 Slow Ways To Experience Holy Week Again for the First Time

Easter is coming. Like a house motto in Game of Thrones, Christians proclaim the day of resurrection is near.  And of course it is near but I find that many of us in youth ministry may not slow down … [Read more...]

Prayer Journal

  Recently, I bought a Leuchtturm 5 Year Journal. It was, by far, the most expensive journal I have ever bought ($30). But it's supposed to last you 5 years and gives you just a little bit … [Read more...]

finding my identity in youth ministry

Immediately after graduating from Pfeiffer University with my B.A. in Christian Education, I started serving a Quaker Meeting as their Christian education director. My youth would sometimes refer to … [Read more...]

Never Fail to Remember

Over ten years ago I had the unfortunate opportunity to experience what I can only imagine is the toughest thing to deal with as a youth worker – one of the youth in my group was tragically … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 75 Whole Hearted

“Live a Whole Hearted Life” I have spent too much of the last few years of my life being a bit broken inside. Not necessarily unhappy, but not completely myself either. It’s hard to … [Read more...]

The Little Sin That Became Mainstream

I am very concerned about American culture.  There is a sinful cancer spreading throughout every nook and cranny and it is showing no sign of stopping.  Though fifty years ago this sin was clearly a … [Read more...]

The Little Sin That Became Mainstream

I am very concerned about American culture.  There is a sinful cancer spreading throughout every nook and cranny and it is showing no sign of stopping.  Though fifty years ago this sin was clearly a … [Read more...]

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