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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...]

7 Slow Ways To Work With Parents

When I started in youth ministry, I was told in various ways that one of the main goals was to get youth away from their parents because then we could really do some spiritual good.  Some para-church … [Read more...]

Google, SEO, and what everybody is asking about the people called Methodist

Recently I’ve run into a series of articles framed around the auto-fill returns from various iterations of the Google search, “Why is _____ so ______?” The basic idea is that you … [Read more...]

I love The Getty’s Hymns: Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed

I’ve begun to learn this on the guitar.  Great Hymn – and so celebratory! Tagged: Celebration, Christ is Risen, Christian, Hymns, Life, Modern, music, Pass It On, Risen Indeed, The … [Read more...]

Write for the Youthworker Movement

Make all of your dreams come true! Or one of them, provided that dinner didn’t sit well and you were tossing and turning all night wishing you could mouth off about your opinions about Wesleyan … [Read more...]

Advent Prayer Stations

The last week before school let out for Christmas we decided to deviate from our usual worship and small groups. Instead we set up Advent Prayer stations for our youth to participate in. It took us … [Read more...]

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