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Top Posts 2012

Had a good year on this blog last year, here are my Top Ten list for 2012 What should an Ideal Pastor’s wife Be??? 10 Qualities of a Professional Youth Pastor (1-5) Ministry Idea: Non-Peak Season Can Drive 10 Qualities … Continue reading

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue

  Preventing Compassion Fatigue   Burn-out-   Burnout is a more common term for many forms of compassion fatigue.  Originally stemming from fields that work with chronically ill people (social work, counseling, nursing), it is a type of secondary post … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: How not to be a stereotypically bad youth worker (Series)

Dodging Bullets Series Ran through September, I am giving you an overview of the characters and influences of Bad Youth Ministry by stereotypically bad youth ministry. Click the following links to learn more about each tragic character. Intro Defiant Dan … 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: 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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5 Ways to Grow As a Youth Worker

The following is an excerpt of Brad Widstrom and my new book 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group. We created this book so you can grow as a youth minister no matter what your pay grade (volunteer, full … Continue reading

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Top Ten Posts: April 2012

Book Review: Girls Uncovered Discover Your Leadership Style 9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry What’s an Ideal Pastor’s Wife? 10 Qualities of a Professional Youth Minister & 6-10 Creating Change in Youth Ministry Confidentiality About Me Book Review: As … Continue reading

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#SYMC Last Session 2012

Tim Timmonds If you want to pray for revival. Draw a three foot circle on the floor and get inside it. Then pray for all inside the circle. Tony Miles Discouragement in ministry. God had called him to his church. … Continue reading

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#SYMC general session 4

Phil Bell opens up about ministry burnout. Tim Timmonds worship set coming up. Watch at simplyyouthministry.tv Rick Lawrence on Sabbath God gives us Sabbath. Lifetree Cafe Experience Church sponsored outreach strategy. On crushed dreams: those Who succeed have these traits: … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday: One Year of Engaging The Shadows

While I had a rather unofficial blog for a while now, at last year’s Simply Youth Ministry Conference I decided to start blogging in earnest and continue on this track as long as I can.  I’ve included my top posts … Continue reading

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