Tag Archives: Resources


CPYU’s Digital Kids Initiative

                What is Digital Kids Initiative? Digital Kids Initiative is a new program built by the Center for Parent and Youth Understanding to assist with media education to parents, youth workers, parents and … Continue reading

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Coping through a Miscarriage

One of the hardest things in life is to live through a miscarriage. All of the joy, expectation, hope, attention on you and your family suddenly and dramatically turn into a nightmare that few could only dream about. Whether you … 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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Your Leadership Style by @Leadertreks

Youth Worker Leadership Style If you look around and carefully observe leaders in action, you will notice that different people lead in different ways. Every leader is unique, but some leaders are more effective than others. Effective leaders are responsive … Continue reading

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How to work with a suicidal teen

Yesterday I talked about how you tell that you have a suicidal teen. Today I’m going to share some pointers on how to survive (and help the other person survive) a suicidal episode. Listen For Warning Signs Statements Like:  “I … Continue reading

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Accepting Students The Way They Are

Found In Repair a blog by David Grant in his blog he makes some excellent observations on accepting students the way they are.   Here is an excerpt from that blog: Create A Diverse Adult Leadership Team Some adult leaders … Continue reading

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Breaking Confidentiality: Fellow Staff

  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 … 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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#symc live blog. Session 3

Shane and Shane and John Acuff tonight. Darren Sutton stands on the podium to reminds us not to throw in the towel. What are you gonna use as a tourniquet to tie the heart off with when she gets her … Continue reading

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How to Preach: When Your Gifting is Elsewhere

My Story: I was not formally trained in my early years of ministry to do much of “ministry.”  That is, I had never taken a course in public speaking, homiletics or anything else that prepared me to speak in front … Continue reading

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