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A Tale of Passion vs. Calling

This is a brief synopsis of my call and my passion and how I discerned between the two. Calling Felt In my first college, SUNY Cortland, I felt called to enter youth ministry.  I attempted to tell one pastor who … Continue reading

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Ministry Experience

I’ve been bi-vocational for awhile, often Social Work has taken the lead, as I am a clinical social worker and that has enabled me to get my ministry degrees.  Also, if you consider all a social worker does, you can … 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: 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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Seek God and You Shall Live

    Amos 5:4 ¶ For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel,                                   “Seek Me that you may live.”   At … Continue reading

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Think Orange: Conclusions How to Bring the Family and Church together

    Family and The Church The Think Orange group, outlined in their book how the church and family need each other to build generations of Christians, building stronger families helps the church grow and the Church’s focus on the … 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) 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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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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