Tag Archives: Encouragement


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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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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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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Beloved on Valentines Day in Song of Solomon

Song of Songs Been reading Song of Songs (or Solomon) lately. There are several things that jump out at me. Most vividly is the discourse between Solomon and His Beloved. This Song is also of one between God and His … Continue reading

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Read Through the Bible in a Year Challenge

I’ve decided to try to read through the Bible in a year.  I’m ahead of schedule but thought of encouraging anyone who wanted to join me to jump in.  I’ve attached a spreadsheet that outlines the chapters of the Bible … Continue reading

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New Resource: 99 Thoughts on Caring for your Youth Group

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

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REPOST: What should an Ideal Pastor’s Wife Be?

Came across a post today by Ron Edmonson on the Seven Qualities to Look for in a Pastor’s Wife.  He lists seven characteristics that he believes are in the ideal Pastor’s wife: Your biggest supporter. Obedient to the call of … 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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