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Top 10 Posts February 2013

Started blogging again this month, got some good numbers and quite a few hits on these sites: 5 Apps for Managing Youth Ministry 9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 1) What should an Ideal Pastor’s wife Be??? 9 … 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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Book Review: Rural Youth Ministry

Rural Youth Ministry by Brent Lacy Simply Youth Ministry's EveryDay Youth Ministry Series has churned out another complete success in Rural Youth Ministry.” Brent Lacy captures the essence of what it means to be a Rural Youth Minister. I have … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare

  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:12 NET) Reality Spiritual warfare is … 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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Book Review: Criticism Bites

Criticism Bites Brian Berry delves into a task that is often difficult for new professionals, especially youth workers to grasp. Brian nails the concept of criticism as he wrestles with the reasons why criticism hurts, then helps us understand how … Continue reading

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Last Years Live Blogs From #SYMC

Below is a compilation of my live blog from #SYMC last year.  There are some nuggets of wisdom in there, some good pics as well.  Enjoy! #SYMC SESSION 1 Live Blog #SYMC SESSION 3 Live Blog #SYMC SESSION 4 Live … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Simple Truth Bible

The Simple Truth Bible is a project of over 30 youth workers who set out on a goal of creating a daily devotional for students. Admittedly, I am a skeptic of devotions as I’ve had a rough history with them … Continue reading

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5 Apps for Managing Youth Ministry

Over the past year I’ve found myself returning to these 5 apps time and time again to help me manage ministry and life in general. Each one of these apps brings something to the table that helps me be a … Continue reading

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