Category Archives: Exhortation


Dodging Bullets: Shawn’s Seduction

Shawn’s Seduction Shawn is an 12-year veteran in youth ministry and is a few years into his new church.  Shawn puts in his fair share of hours at church and has a huge heart for youth.  He puts many hours … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Lonely Larry

Lonely Larry Larry is a prototypical youth pastor.  Larry doesn’t preach to hundreds, nor does he bore the teens he does speak to.   Larry’s events are solid; while they aren’t gangbusters, they aren’t flops either.   Larry is respected by his … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Untrustworthy Eunice

Untrustworthy Eunice Eunice is a youth worker from the west coast who has been at her current church about four years.  Eunice started out well in her ministry mostly because she was wise enough to keep the programs that were … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Spencer’s Secret

Spencer’s Secret Spencer is a youth ministry veteran.  He leads his local network of youth ministers group, frequents major youth conventions and has a seemingly ever-expanding youth ministry in his home church in New England.  Spencer is currently a middle-aged … Continue reading

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Leading through Crisis

You are the Leader! When in a crisis and you are the leader.  BE THE LEADER.  You may be scared, petrified, wanting to run, but, if you are in charge, be in charge.  If you can’t handle it, find someone … Continue reading

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New Resource: 99 Thoughts on Caring for your Youth Group

99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group     99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group (link) 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group (link) Description from SimplyYouthMinistry.com Being a youth worker means being more than a … Continue reading

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Think Orange: Family

Think Orange continues to emphasize the value of family in the role of the spiritual development in the lives of the children. Parents have a role that is as critical as the church’s role when it comes to influencing the … Continue reading

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REPOST: What should an Ideal Pastor’s Wife Be?

Came across a post today by Ron Edmonson on the Seven Qualities to Look for in a Pastor’s Wife.  He lists seven characteristics that he believes are in the ideal Pastor’s wife: Your biggest supporter. Obedient to the call of … Continue reading

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Power of Networking (in Ymin) 3 of 3

Power of Networking (pt 3) In this three part series on the power of networking, We’ve discussed on Tuesday: Brainstorming, Resource Sharing, Increased Knowledge Base and Accountability for the first four ways networking makes you a better youth worker. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Power of Networking (In Ymin) 2 of 3

Power of Networking in Youth Ministry We’ve talked in Yesterday’s Post about the first four reasons you are better in a network.  The first four were 1) Brainstorming, 2) Resource Sharing, 3) Increased Knowledge Base and 4) Accountability.  Today, I’m … Continue reading

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