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Dear Youth Worker

Dear Youth Worker, I wanted to take a moment to say, “You are doing a great job.” My daughter loves coming to your group and she has friends there. I love that she loves to come to church. I truly apprec...
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The Story I Wish I Could Change

I can’t change my story, but I can leverage it for the good of the Kingdom. My life has been tragedy free for the most part. But one season of life makes me quiver inside just reflecting back upon it. Let me...
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Navigating Sports Schedules

For many youth ministries, every fall offers the same challenge: clashing schedules of the sports students play and the youth ministry calendar.
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You’re (Not) Made of Steel

Had we just pulled off a successful outreach event? Yes. Did I care? Nope. I was tired of ministry, wondering how it had gone from something I loved so dearly to something I resented so fiercely.
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Wisdom for the First 30 Days

There are few things more exciting to a ministry minded individual than arriving at a new job or ministry assignment.  Seeing new faces, new possibilities, and praying new prayers about what God could do throu...
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3 Ways to Get Students Into Church

Can the teenagers in your church tell you what the inside of the sanctuary looks like when there isn’t a dodge ball game going on? Do they know what to do when the offering plate is passed their way? When...
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Managing Rejection

If you were expecting something other than rejection, you probably should consider a different profession. It is par for the course, a when and not an if.