Category Archives: Pastoral Care


9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 3)

In the past two days’ I’ve covered 6 other Roles: (links below) Tuesday we talked about Culture, Community and Construction and Wednesday we talked about Evaluation, Engagement and Enterprise. Roles When entering a church, it’s important for you to understand … Continue reading

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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 2)

Enterprise Enterprise is about your sense of adventure, your ability to cast vision and your passion to bring it to fruition. Adventure How do you see things in the world. Can you imagine and play with possibilities in your mind … Continue reading

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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 1)

Starting a Youth Ministry This series is going to focus on the things required, whether a rookie or a veteran, to start a healthy youth ministry. Some of these are rather simple, yet others are rather complex. This 3 part … Continue reading

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SYM Soul Care (Excellent Resource)

I’m really excited about this new ministry by Simply Youth Ministry. SYM Soul Care is a ministry that seeks to expand on ‘the Shelter’ at their annual conference and build it into a year long program of Pastors caring for … Continue reading

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A Tale of Passion vs. Calling

This is a brief synopsis of my call and my passion and how I discerned between the two. Calling Felt In my first college, SUNY Cortland, I felt called to enter youth ministry.  I attempted to tell one pastor who … Continue reading

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue

  Preventing Compassion Fatigue   Burn-out-   Burnout is a more common term for many forms of compassion fatigue.  Originally stemming from fields that work with chronically ill people (social work, counseling, nursing), it is a type of secondary post … Continue reading

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Developing your Youth Pastor’s Heart SYM Podcast!

SYM Podcast Aaron Crumbley of http://www.yoacblog.com, Kurt Johnston of http://www.juniorhighministry.com and Jason Carson team up to provide some great material on caring for your youth group. Get engaged and beyond the stereotypical overrushed youth pastor and get into the hearts … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: How not to be a stereotypically bad youth worker (Series)

Dodging Bullets Series Ran through September, I am giving you an overview of the characters and influences of Bad Youth Ministry by stereotypically bad youth ministry. Click the following links to learn more about each tragic character. Intro Defiant Dan … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Gaming George

Gaming George George seems like one of the guys, but he is paid to be the youth pastor.  George loves the idea of relational ministry (not the philosophy of ministry, but just having relationships with teens).  Just out of college … Continue reading

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Marriage Series 2: Grace

  Grace is more than eternal salvation   Grace = a card to let one off the hook. When we work go find those nickels and dimes on our spouse and keep count of all the loose change we enter … Continue reading

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