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What is CISM? Why do you need it?

Helping Leaders Lead                              When Life is Hard Leadership in Crisis: As leaders you’ve gotten the training you need and are savvy about the potential challenges of your organization, but when a crisis or a disaster strikes, you are only … Continue reading

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100th Post Celebration!!!

Today I have posted my 100th Post.  It took me 180 Days (a post per 1.8 days) to complete 100 posts.  I’ve included the Top 8 pages visited and Top Ten Posts visited so you can see my progress. Top … Continue reading

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Devotion: Kick-Off with your Eye on the Goal

2 Tim 4:1-8 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and … Continue reading

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ReGroup Experience: Indispensable Youth Pastor

 ReGroup Regroup is a summit style conference held at Group Publishing‘s HQ in Loveland, CO.  The facility is great and only surpassed by the wonderful and gracious hosts.  This year’s theme was Indispensable Youth Pastor based off of Mark DeVries … Continue reading

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Weight Loss, Loseit and Language

Weight Loss Many of those who know me, know that for many parts of my life I have been “Big Boned” or had a “Healthy Appetite.”  So dealing with weight loss has always been one of those points of contention … Continue reading

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Product Review: Producteev

Here is a Review I wrote of Producteev, an app for all computers, and many other platforms (smartphones, iPad, etc). My Friend Phil Bell Encouraged me to write a guest post for his blog located here: http://youthworktalk.com/2011/08/23/guest-post-review-producteev-matt-murphy GUEST POST: Review … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry Mentor Tip: Online Sermon Review

The other night I ventured into a new area of mentoring for me.  My friend asked me to review a video of him preaching because he perceived he was having some difficulty with it.  So, I went online watched a … Continue reading

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Ministry Idea: Non-Peak Season Can Drive

Thanksgiving and Christmas are the seasons where we all get in the spirit of helping and giving and one of many things youth groups do is do can drives.  While I am not saying this is a bad idea, what … Continue reading

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Youth Worker Devotions: Not Down, (But Out of a Job)….

I’m pretty sure not a week has passed so far this year without me knowing of (personally), hearing of (through friends) or communicating with (on the net)a Youth Pastor who has been let go of by  his church.  Something tells … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Jesus Centered Youth Ministry

Jesus Centered Youth Ministry             When I was first assigned Jesus Centered Youth Ministry, by Rick Lawrence, I read the title and thought, “Great, here comes another ‘________ – Centered Youth Ministry’ book.”  Then, I opened this book, and that … Continue reading

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