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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 3)

In the past two days’ I’ve covered 6 other Roles: (links below) Tuesday we talked about Culture, Community and Construction and Wednesday we talked about Evaluation, Engagement and Enterprise. Roles When entering a church, it’s important for you to understand … Continue reading

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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 2)

Enterprise Enterprise is about your sense of adventure, your ability to cast vision and your passion to bring it to fruition. Adventure How do you see things in the world. Can you imagine and play with possibilities in your mind … Continue reading

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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 1)

Starting a Youth Ministry This series is going to focus on the things required, whether a rookie or a veteran, to start a healthy youth ministry. Some of these are rather simple, yet others are rather complex. This 3 part … Continue reading

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Power of Networking (in Ymin) 3 of 3

Power of Networking (pt 3) In this three part series on the power of networking, We’ve discussed on Tuesday: Brainstorming, Resource Sharing, Increased Knowledge Base and Accountability for the first four ways networking makes you a better youth worker. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Power of Networking (In Ymin) 2 of 3

Power of Networking in Youth Ministry We’ve talked in Yesterday’s Post about the first four reasons you are better in a network.  The first four were 1) Brainstorming, 2) Resource Sharing, 3) Increased Knowledge Base and 4) Accountability.  Today, I’m … Continue reading

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Power of Networking (in Ymin) 1 of 3

(Mario: Level Up!) Networking and Youth Ministry Too often Youth Workers and Youth Ministries (student ministries) are seen in the ‘Lone Wolf’ pack.   Some leaders are concerned about their turf, losing students to another ministry, etc.  These insecurities are sure … Continue reading

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Money Matters: Parents not comfortable teaching kids about money

Parents uncomfortable discussing money with their kids. Reading through my blogs, and news apps, I discovered this article from Forbes giving details of a survey of why Parents don’t teach their kids about money matters.  Here’s an excerpt of their … Continue reading

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Spring ministry cleaning @ymconvobill

    My friend Bill posted a good reminder about assessing yourself and ministry. Here is a clip of his post.   So take a few days to do some spring cleaning of your own in your ministry. Physically clean … Continue reading

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Goal Setting

Vision Vision is necessary in all ministry. Vision is what helps you dream and see the potential in yourself and your ministry. Vision will also help you attract leaders and volunteers. Dream big dreams. Goals Goals should be made to … Continue reading

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Breaking Confidentiality: Parental Units

Not Seduced by Secrets When asked, “Can you keep a secret?” it means you are about to get hit with some pretty deep material.  Never promise to keep a secret.  In most cases you have an obligation to get help … Continue reading

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