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#Sabbath Monday in Lent

A Day of Rest and Gladness – Sabbath. For my Intro to Worship class, I am in the middle of reading, “A Royal Waste of Time.” A book about Christian worship, the author spends a good … [Read more...]

Instrumental Reflection Music Playlist

There are many times in youth ministry where we need some quiet music to play in the background. Prayer stations, prayer time, altar time, study time, and just relaxing are just a few. Here is a … [Read more...]

What Do You Want to Know About Leading A Youth Worship Team?

How do you lead a youth worship team? How do I choose songs? What If I don’t have a drummer? These are just some of the questions I have come across as I talk with other leaders about youth … [Read more...]

Five Easy Youth Worship Team Songs

One of the first things to do when you have a new student worship team is to find a set of songs they can learn quickly and use in worship. These songs can help build confidence in playing their … [Read more...]

Ministry2Youth Podcast – Episode 2 – Powerpoint Games

In this episode of the Ministry 2 Youth Podcast our friend Chad McElveen joins Russell and Jud to talk about ways to use powerpoint type games. Be sure to check out all the links to things mentioned … [Read more...]

Youth Band Basics – Piano Part 2 – Using Inversions

Need a piano player for your youth worship team? This is the second video in a series designed to help a student develop their skills playing piano from a chord sheet. In the first video we talked … [Read more...]

Youth Band Basics – Piano Part 1 – Basic Chords

I often talk to youth leaders who really want to include a time of worship as part of their program, and wish to have their own worship team, but do not know where to begin. Often we have students who … [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...]

Project 365: Day 197 Planning Worship

One of the things we do at Texas Youth Academy is have the youth plan and lead worship services. My group led worship last night in the style of “high church.” Complete with pipe organ … [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 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...]

Senior Sunday 2014

One of our many traditions at Saint Luke is to celebrate our graduates each year on the Sunday before graduation. All of my seniors will graduate this Thursday or Friday, so it’s time to … [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...]

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...]

youth and the ash wednesday tradition

As often as I hold up the church year and the seasons it includes, eventually I face the “What do you mean ‘we’re right in the middle of ____’ on the church calendar?” In … [Read more...]

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