Browsing Category:Youth Ministry Help

invite-depth
Inviting depth really revolves around one idea: authentic presence.  As a youth worker, I am authentic in my care for my teens and genuine about my desire to be in relationship with them. They see that, and they...
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power-in-numbers
Most youth workers would love to connect with other youth workers for encouragement and ideas...but most youth workers don't make the time to actually do this. Here's what it looks like when youth ministries actually network together for Kingdom-minded ministry...
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choosing-the-perfect-volunteer
We know we need volunteers…but what kind of person makes up a perfect volunteer? We want someone who is more than a warm body…someone who will really care and help build our group. It would be great, wouldn’t it, if they were young and cool? They must love Jesus. They are someone who can keep up...
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engaging-kids-about-pop-culture
A song on the top of the charts, a new Netflix show everyone is binging, a new trend everyone is trying at school...well, a bunch of kids anyway. Should we talk with kids about these issues, or just blindly hope that “our kids” don't know about such things? Here's three guardrails I find very helpful. . .
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creating-all-star-volunteers
Ever have a volunteer who just doesn’t do what they “volunteered” to do? I have learned empathy for the leaders who struggle. I have found that it is rare for a leader to come for only selfish reasons (though it does happen). Usually, it is simply that a leader doesn’t know what to do or how to do...
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