Category Archives: SYMC


Goals for 2013: March Progress

I made a series of Goals for 2013 Goals were broken up into writing, personal and professional.  Below I’ll list my goals and share where they are at so far this year. Goals for upcoming year: Writing: [X]        Get Published … Continue reading

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Top Ten Posts from March 2013

Links from Ministering To Teens in a “Porn is the Norm” Culture Your Brain on Porn Pornography’s effects on addict’s wives 5 Apps for Managing Youth Ministry What should an Ideal Pastor’s wife Be??? 10 Qualities of a Professional Youth … Continue reading

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#SYMC Blogroll

Here are a list of Blogs that are blogging @SYMC with their twitter handles.   Rachel Blom @Rachel Blom Blogs @ Youth Leaders Academy . Brent Lacy @brentlacydotcom Blogs @ Ministryplace.net . Kevin Patterson @PastorKev_DSFBC Blogs @ Life in the … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Grow this Year at #SYMC

The following is an adaptation from my book 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group .  While here at SYMC, these are some ideas for you to grow and get some breathing room.   Who we are is most … Continue reading

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5 Reflections from Last Years #SYMC

1. Get a Plan – Seriously, have a plan of what you would like to do before hand.  You can do this easily via SYMs schedule app here: http://conference.youthministry.com/schedule/ 2. Blow it up! – Have a plan, know what you … 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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5 Ways to Grow As a Youth Worker

The following is an excerpt of Brad Widstrom and my new book 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group. We created this book so you can grow as a youth minister no matter what your pay grade (volunteer, full … Continue reading

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True Confessions of a Youth Worker: Complete Inadequacy

I think it started during the SYMC general session at the end of Ruth Halley Barton’s talk.  We were encouraged to pray a prayer which I have in full in an earlier post.  I started to feel something about my … 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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#SYMC Last Session 2012

Tim Timmonds If you want to pray for revival. Draw a three foot circle on the floor and get inside it. Then pray for all inside the circle. Tony Miles Discouragement in ministry. God had called him to his church. … Continue reading

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