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Teen Mom, Abstinence and Pornography

Watching Teen Mom over the past few weeks had led me to several observations regarding this show.  I’ve heard some say that this show promotes promiscuity and gives teen girls the hope that they can be a “reality TV star” … Continue reading

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A few good pastoral care resources for youth ministers

Great Resources

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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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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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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: Lonely Larry

Lonely Larry Larry is a prototypical youth pastor.  Larry doesn’t preach to hundreds, nor does he bore the teens he does speak to.   Larry’s events are solid; while they aren’t gangbusters, they aren’t flops either.   Larry is respected by his … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Untrustworthy Eunice

Untrustworthy Eunice Eunice is a youth worker from the west coast who has been at her current church about four years.  Eunice started out well in her ministry mostly because she was wise enough to keep the programs that were … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: Spencer’s Secret

Spencer’s Secret Spencer is a youth ministry veteran.  He leads his local network of youth ministers group, frequents major youth conventions and has a seemingly ever-expanding youth ministry in his home church in New England.  Spencer is currently a middle-aged … Continue reading

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