Archives for October 2010

Youth Ministry according to “the Middle”

I was watching “the Middle” the other day. It is a funny little show about the Heck family who lives in the middle of America, very similar to “Malcolm in the Middle”. On Wednesday they showed a very funny Halloween episode where Sue Heck, the teen daughter, attends the annual Youth Group Halloween party. The […]

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Fundraising that dirty little word

Fundraising, that dirty little word. Over the years, I have heard from many new youth workers the statement: my church told me “oh don’t worry you will never need to fundraise, we fully fund our ministries.” What they mean is “You won’t need to fundraise; unless you actually decide to do your job… because this […]

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Donegal Presbytery Youth Conference Invite

On November 8th we will be having a meeting at the Presbytery office at noon to discuss a possible Donegal Youth Conference Fall of 11 or Spring of 12. If you work with youth in Donegal presbytery (if not the video invite is pretty funny) come for a free lunch and be part of the […]

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Stress and Depression Among Youth Workers

I came across this the other day, it is a short article discussing  stress and depression among youth workers.  Check it out here. It is an all to common event in the life of a youth worker and most churches are not prepared to assist youth workers struggling with depression.

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Video One: Assembling the Strategic Planning Team

This is the first Video in a series on Strategic Planning.  Be sure to download the companion guide as well as the example. Enjoy! PDF Version: Assembling the Team Guide Assembling the Team Example

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Gun Violence in Philly

I read a great blog post this morning on CNN’s belief blog. Shane Claiborne wrote about gun violence in Philly. I thought it was a very thoughtful article and a message that is needed. My wife is a school counselor in Philly, last year about two blocks from her school a man was shot in […]

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