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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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Valentines Hashtag #MWIA

I’m getting tired of the stereotypical youth pastor/minister/pastor, with their incessant exclamation that their “Wife is Hotttttt!!!” as their only justification for their wife’s existence or why they love her, etc. A while back I started using a hashtag #MWIA … 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: 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: 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: 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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