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Dodging Bullets: Final Suggestions

Final Suggestions and Resources –       Keep in the Word. –       Keep Praying. –       Be a lifelong learner.  Just because you landed a job, don’t stop reading and studying your craft. –       Sometimes you need to rethink how you do ministry.  … Continue reading

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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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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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Dodging Bullets: Last Minute Lisa

Last Minute Lisa Lisa is a passionate youth leader.  Her kids love her and the church is happy that they brought her on staff.  Lisa doesn’t build margin into her life to plan and foresee obstacles in her path.  Lisa … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Buddy Becca

“Buddy” Becca Becca is a student’s dream for a youth leader.  Becca is one of the most open and friendly youth workers you would ever want to meet.  Becca is loved by her parents, but even more so by her … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Burnout Bill

Burnout Bill Everybody loves Bill.  Bill is the type of youth worker who is always there in a pinch.  Bill knows he has a big job and eagerly pursues all of the different areas that he is in control of … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Defiant Dan

Defiant Dan Dan is a fresh out of college where he studied youth ministry.  He is full of ideas and energy, which makes him a very attractive candidate for most churches.  Dan lands his first job at a small church … Continue reading

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