Tag Archives: Theology


True Confessions of a Youth Worker: Complete Inadequacy

I think it started during the SYMC general session at the end of Ruth Halley Barton’s talk.  We were encouraged to pray a prayer which I have in full in an earlier post.  I started to feel something about my … Continue reading

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Think Orange – Book Review (Intro)

  Think Orange: Imagine the Impact when Church and Family Collide By: Reggie Joiner As one of the founders of North Point Community Church, Reggie Joiner makes some observations on the church and the Christian Family.  He picks out themes … 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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Top Ten Posts 1st Quarter 2012

10 Qualities of a Professional Youth Pastor (1-5) Youth Ministry and Creating Change Ministry Idea: Non-Peak Season Can Drive New Resource: 99 Thoughts on Caring for your Youth Group About Me What should an Ideal Pastor’s wife Be??? 10 Qualities … 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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Winning the Worship Wars.

  My current church is going through some changes and the leaders are wrestling with the worship wars. You may know this as the hymn v praise chorus or drums v organ debate. Pastor introduced his thoughts on this especially … Continue reading

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Spirit-Filled Social Work

Spirit Filled Social Work Recently found: Spirit Filled Social Work, a great blog by @SOWKConfessions.  Here is an excerpt from their latest blog: Spirit Filled Social Work Understanding the purpose and presence of the Holy Spirit is not something that … Continue reading

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Unrealistic Expectations of a Youth Ministry Spouse

Saw this post today from Benjermcveigh.com and thought it would be good to share a bit of this story with you.  I hope it resonates with you and your ministry: Assuming and expecting that a youth pastor’s spouse will always … 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 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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