Archives for November 2010

Thanksgiving

As you gather for thanksgiving, I pray that you would have a happy and healthy holiday. I am spending this week with my friends and family and won’t be posting updates until Monday. Next week we will b wrapping up our conversation on Mentoring and we have a great article from Colin Cannon about Leadership […]

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The Heart of Youth Ministry: Mentoring Adult Leaders

One of the most difficult things we are asked to do as youth workers is to mentor adult leaders. It is an awkward situation many youth directors find themselves in when they are asked to mentor adult leaders who are often much older than themselves; it is an odd position to be a twenty two […]

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Choosing to Cheat

I just listened to a great podcast about self-care for clergy. The podcast is titled “Choosing to Cheat” by Andy Stanley. It is part of Andy Stanley’s leadership program. I highly recommend it and best of all it is free. Self-care is difficult for most clergy and Andy Stanley shares his experiences as a minister. […]

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The heart of youth ministry: Peer Mentoring

Peer mentoring is one of the most effective tools in our youth ministry tool box. I have witnessed peer mentoring turn around struggling youth programs, give students a clear vision for leadership, and even make a place for the “leper” in teen culture. Peer mentoring is the process by which a youth ministry utilizes students […]

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Pastoral Narcissism

I thought this was a great article in Christianity Today about Pastoral Narcissism. The author JR Kerr was speaking directly to ministers but I think this problem has long reaching consequences for Youth Workers, Associate Pastors, and Volunteers. We live in a world of self promotion.  Click on the photo for the link!

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The Heart of youth ministry: Mentoring

This week I will be taking some time to reflect on mentoring. The core of youth ministry is mentoring. The apostle Paul addressed the Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 11:1 and encouraged the church to follow Paul as he followed Christ. Mentoring in youth ministry is doing your best to demonstrate Christ to your students, […]

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