Guest Post: I Need to Protect Myself from Myself

This article has been looming within my heart for weeks now.  What I am about to share with you stems from truthfully months of conversations, prayers, frustrations, victories, hard questions, hard answers, and God’s grace.  My trip to SYMC has … Continue reading

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

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

Unrealistic Expectations of a Youth Ministry Spouse

Saw this post today from 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

Do You Know the Risk Factors for Suicide?

Is Suicide Predictable? Unfortunately, not entirely. However there are many predictors and stats on who attempts/commits suicide. Knowing these factors will help increase your awareness when working with someone in your church or community. What are the Prominent Risk Factors? … Continue reading

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