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Articles in “Youth Ministry” (47 results found)
April 23, 2013 ~ 0 comments
There are safer places to serve than in the trenches. Being on the frontlines of the battlefield has never been for the faint of heart. Trench warfare is a high risk/reward scenario that does not ...
March 6, 2013 ~ 0 comments
If you are like me you try to read as many articles, blogs and books as possible but just cannot catch all of them. “In Case You Missed It” is my way of pointing out a few ...
October 11, 2012 ~ 0 comments
If you could ask any question related to youth ministry…no holds barred…no parameters…no judgment…your question is anonymous…what would it be? Go ahead. Formulate ...
August 29, 2012 ~ 0 comments
If you are like me you try to read as many articles, blogs and books as possible but just cannot catch all of them.  “In Case You Missed It” is my way of pointing out a few ...
August 21, 2012 ~ 1 comment
Ever heard that one? If so, it was probably the tagline of a heated dialogue. Some parent’s teen was not doing well spiritually and some youth leader was being blamed. When this happens, the ...
August 9, 2012 ~ 0 comments
If you are like me you try to read as many articles, blogs and books as possible but just cannot catch all of them.  “In Case You Missed It” is my way of pointing out a few ...
April 24, 2012 ~ 9 comments
So, be honest. Do you think Youth Pastors are Overrated? Do you think they get way too much attention in churches today? When I mention Youth Pastors, what comes to your mind? Is it youth camp ...
April 10, 2012 ~ 0 comments
It has been called a student “rite of passage” but its history can really only be traced back to the late 1930’s. There have been movies made about it, explicit documentaries ...
April 5, 2012 ~ 0 comments
If you are like me you try to read as many articles, blogs and books as possible but just cannot catch all of them.  “In Case You Missed It” is my way of pointing out a few ...
August 24, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday. Today's video is from Chris Finchum about the Objectives of a Small ...
June 22, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday. This week we have a pair of videos from Dr. Rob Phillips, Assistant ...
June 16, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Back in December 2009 I did a post on "Herding Cats?" and made reference to a commercial of rugged cowboys riding across the prairie with ropes in hand. Today, for a little light-hearted humor, I ...
June 15, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday. FASCAR is an exciting children's ministry outreach event run by local ...
May 24, 2011 ~ 2 comments
Ministry linguistics, as I addressed it in last week’s post Ministry Linguistics: Connecting Core Concepts, may be as simple as communicating how two concepts are supportive of each other. ...
April 20, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday. Dr. Wicks joins us once again with a video about Tongues, Healings, ...
April 13, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday. The second installment of Ric's Strategic Discipleship series went up ...
April 6, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday. Ric Garland and I are tag-teaming this week with a pair of videos ...
March 30, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday. This week, we have a 2 part panel discussion about How to Create a ...
March 24, 2011 ~ 2 comments
If churches could hire youth leaders from the WANTED section of a newspaper, what do you think the ad would say? WANTED:  Stereotypical Youth Leader: must be 21-25 years of age, have an engaging ...
March 16, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday. This week, I tag-team with RayDeck3 to talk about How to formulate ...
March 9, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday. This week we hear from Kevin Gregory and Ellen Garland. Kevin is a ...
March 2, 2011 ~ 0 comments
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday. Karalie Gray and Dr. Rob Phillips provide a powerful one-two ...
February 9, 2011 ~ 1 comment
Every monday morning, new videos go up at TransferLIVE.com. You can check them out there, or find them here every Wednesday.  This week, we have some quite a bit more accademic prowess than ...
December 13, 2010 ~ 0 comments
Christmas marks the midway point of the youth ministry year. It’s a time for evaluation and reflection. It is a natural place to change course if your ministry efforts have been out of ...
December 1, 2010 ~ 0 comments
I have the best job in the world! I get to work with my best friends. Many of them will be right here in Schroon Lake for our Local Church Ministries Staff Conference next week. I get to work with ...
November 30, 2010 ~ 1 comment
I guess you thought that once the election was over, you would not hear that line again for a while. I am as weary of hearing it as you are, but let me use it just one more time. We have all heard ...
November 2, 2010 ~ 1 comment
Round 2 of our TransferLIVE project is up and available for your viewing pleasure. There are eight new videos, including a 3-part panel discussion on Youth Culture Trends. This is great stuff, and I ...
October 19, 2010 ~ 0 comments
TransferLIVE is a brand new project that we're working on to create a library of video resources for you as a ministry leader. Our hope is that this will become a source of practical help and ...
October 13, 2010 ~ 2 comments
Today I'm in the video studio working on a new project called transferLIVE. You might be familiar with our eTransfer newsletters, but this is something entirely different. We are hoping to create a ...
September 23, 2010 ~ 0 comments
I get to meet lots of cool people and sometimes I take my camera... I recently attended the D6 Conference in Dallas and caught up with Mark Matlock of Wisdom Works. I first met Mark several years ago ...
June 1, 2010 ~ 0 comments
Let’s face it. Summertime student ministry is different and sometimes difficult. The familiar routine of the school year is in chaos, and students either have a ton of free time or are busier ...
May 3, 2010 ~ 1 comment
Networking is more than handing out your business cards to complete strangers. It’s about making meaningful connections with others and coordinating with them to achieve common goals. Ministry ...
March 23, 2010 ~ 2 comments
The teen years are not a “holding pattern” but should be a time of utilizing the power of youth. We are not preparing them to be leaders in the future; we are preparing them now for this ...
February 16, 2010 ~ 1 comment
  Why do students today choose not to become a Christian? Too often the reason is related to a negative experience with someone wearing the Christian label. Sometimes it is a life event or ...
February 11, 2010 ~ 0 comments
Spiritual warfare is real but often we role play our Christian lives like children playing pretend games. When I was a boy (admittedly multiple decades ago), my friends and I would make pretend guns, ...
January 19, 2010 ~ 1 comment
“I’ve tried everything!” Remember those words from Part 1? If not refer back to my post on January 12th. I have divided the philosophical approaches into four sections determined ...
December 8, 2009 ~ 0 comments
If churches could hire youth leaders from the WANTED section of a newspaper, what do you think the ad would say? WANTED:  Stereotypical Youth Leader; must be 21-25 years of age, have an ...
November 6, 2009 ~ 3 comments
Some years ago I read an article in Wired Magazine entitled The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple Is Just Fine by Robert Capps. I found it to be extremely intriguing and troubling ...
September 28, 2009 ~ 0 comments
Student Youth Ministry Conference I had a stimulating time with a group of youth pastors today in Atlanta. My friends Larry Lawrence and Roger Allen of First Baptist, Jonesboro, GA hosts a youth ...
September 25, 2009 ~ 0 comments
Autonomous (capable of independent function) Youth Ministry - Part 4 Highly-effective youth ministries also have a parent ministry focus. The home should be the primary resource for spiritual ...
September 22, 2009 ~ 2 comments
I Have 399 Facebook Friends and My Mother? When Facebook began in 2004 it was designed for college students. It gave them a way to keep in touch and share information with other friends in college. ...
September 14, 2009 ~ 0 comments
Autonomous (capable of independent function) Youth Ministry - Part 3 In Part 1, I discussed the concept of autonomous ministry and suggested the goal of giving away our ministry. In Part 2, I looked ...
September 11, 2009 ~ 1 comment
  9/11: Do You Still Remember? Most of you reading this post can tell me where you were on 9/11/01. You can probably remember how you felt, what you were thinking and who you called. It seems ...
August 28, 2009 ~ 1 comment
Autonomous (capable of independent function) Youth Ministry -Part 2 Our obvious goal is to reach students with the gospel but are we just as passionate about developing them to the point of embracing ...
August 18, 2009 ~ 11 comments
Autonomous (capable of independent function) Youth Ministry -Part 1 What would youth ministries look like if our goal was to give our ministry away? I'm talking about literally trying to work ...
July 29, 2009 ~ 3 comments
I have the best job in the world, other than being an Area Missionary of course. I get to work with great people who share the same passion for Christ and reaching youth. We can fellowship around the ...
July 27, 2009 ~ 1 comment
I have been anticipating this day for a very long time. I have had multiple people ask me if I had a blog that they could follow and up until now the answer has been no.  Thanks to the ...
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