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Give Away Your Leadership

We lead people. That is what we do. More often than not, the term pastor in our leadership role in youth ministry is interchangeable with words such as leader or director. In fact, that might be the title t...
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Building a Next-Level Volunteer Team

We all want long-term, invested volunteer leaders in our ministries. We want to build a connected and cohesive team, willing to follow us.  I have people ask me all the time how I get to a point where I actu...
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Silly Sloppy Slingshot Scrabble

Silly Sloppy Slingshot Scrabble is a favorite around my middle school and junior high ministry. It has taken on various forms and challenging levels, but it is a guaranteed blast! Supplies: - Water balloon ...
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Watching Ducks Become Swans

I think everyone knows the simple story of the “ugly ducking”. It is the story of a little lost egg that hatches into a family of ducks, only to realize that it does not look like any of them.  The story f...
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Hitting a (Teaching) Home Run

The conversation would be similar each week as I walked through the plan for that night and it would always end the same before I left the office.  I be would asked about my lesson.  Each time I would hear th...