Category Archives: SYMC


#SYMC General Session 5

Great show planned tonight. Simplyyouthministry.tvsimply youth min. tv Josh Griffin Airtime I wish I knew: Stories of hurt. Pain. What I wish I knew how foolish things turned bad. But sounded good at the time. I didn’t know God would … Continue reading

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#SYMC general session 4

Phil Bell opens up about ministry burnout. Tim Timmonds worship set coming up. Watch at simplyyouthministry.tv Rick Lawrence on Sabbath God gives us Sabbath. Lifetree Cafe Experience Church sponsored outreach strategy. On crushed dreams: those Who succeed have these traits: … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday: One Year of Engaging The Shadows

While I had a rather unofficial blog for a while now, at last year’s Simply Youth Ministry Conference I decided to start blogging in earnest and continue on this track as long as I can.  I’ve included my top posts … Continue reading

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#symc live blog. Session 3

Shane and Shane and John Acuff tonight. Darren Sutton stands on the podium to reminds us not to throw in the towel. What are you gonna use as a tourniquet to tie the heart off with when she gets her … Continue reading

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Live Blog. Session 2.

Tim Timmons kicking off his worship set with Doxology. Josh griffin and Jason Ostrander starting off with this service. What was the most amazing thing yesterday? Heather Flies gets airtime. “Perfect Baptist Girl”. Why God? Am I still single? Psalm … Continue reading

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Live Blog #SYMC session one

Half an hour til opening session of SYMC. Will be updating here periodically About to get our worship on w Shane and Shane. 3 minutes to go “there is liberty” “Jesus I trust in You” Skit guys are coming. Brian … Continue reading

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#SYMC Resource: 99 Thoughts for Caring for your Youth Group

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

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My SYMC Schedule!

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5 Ways to Grow 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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Dealing with Difficult Teens.

We all have had them, perhaps have them, perhaps they come home with us after youth group.  Teens who have a certain disposition or character traits that just rub us in a “nails on chalkboard” type of way.  Sometimes its … Continue reading

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