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Standard United Methodist Youth Ministry

See what I did there? I’ve gone on a bit here and other places grousing about the lack of a standard of youth ministry, particularly within the UMC. “Particularly” because I’m … [Read more...]

selling youth ministry & making quota

I was in class last week from Saturday through Thursday, out of town. Because I’m a seasoned traveler, I charged my shaver. Upon arrival at the hotel I discovered that its usefulness had … [Read more...]

The Importance of the VMA’s

This past Sunday MTV held their annual Video Music Awards (VMA's).  This award show always gives us a great glimpse into the world of youth culture and through that glimpse into their world we can … [Read more...]

3 Steps for Creating a Culture of Responsibility

I didn’t set out to be the children’s minister’s nightmare parent, but I became that person and it didn’t have to be that way.  Here is how it all happened: Our church’s … [Read more...]

Motivation 3.0 in Youth Ministry

NOTE: This posting is not complete as yet. This is supposed to have a video/screencast recap of the Motivation 3.0 workshop that I shared at the ‘More than a Volunteer’ training. But … [Read more...]

Generations Bridge Youth Ministry Idea

Many times you hear of the need to bridge the youth with the older adults of the church to build the community of faith. We have heard the warnings of having a solo youth ministry that is not … [Read more...]

Not All Youth want Tech All the Time

When you get around a bunch of teenagers you will see them pulling out their cell phones & other devices to start chatting with some other friends miles away. You probably follow suit.. I know I … [Read more...]

Bringing the Arts Into Your Ministry

If you hang around me long enough talking youth ministry and young adults it will not be long until I start to share my belief that as a church we need to start instilling within the culture of the … [Read more...]

Where We Are in Youth Ministry

What are some of the trends and research telling us about our youth, millennial teens and young adults, the upcoming youth culture and how our youth ministries & churches can respond? I put … [Read more...]

the 80′s teen vs todays teen

I am so excited that they recognized CalecoVision as a gaming system. That is what I grew up with and no one seems to remember it. From: BestEducationDegrees.com Then vs. Now: How things have changed … [Read more...]

Consuming Justice | Week 2 | In-Justice Changes

Our Daily Spends do not just Affect our Money, but they Affect How We Love Our Neighbors! Within this 3 Week Series we will begin to start the conversations and awareness that our consumption, and … [Read more...]

Consuming Justice | Week 2 | In-Justice Changes

Our Daily Spends do not just Affect our Money, but they Affect How We Love Our Neighbors! Within this 3 Week Series we will begin to start the conversations and awareness that our consumption, and … [Read more...]

Consuming Justice | Week 1 | Purchases Care

Our Daily Spends do not just Affect our Money, but they Affect How We Love Our Neighbors Within this 3 Week Series we will begin to start the conversations and awareness that our consumption, and … [Read more...]

Generation Screwed

We are suckers for the info-graphic. The outlook for young adults after graduation is not filled with the promise it once had. How can we help young adults to navigate the troubled job market or … [Read more...]

Generation Text

Yes, we are suckers for a good infographic. One that tells us something about our teenagers culture & behavior is even more of a bonus. Courtesy of: Online Schools … [Read more...]

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