Archives for December 2010

Mentoring a Student

Part of our calling as youth workers is to mentor students in our ministry.  Youth workers often call this by all sorts of things such as student leadership, discipleship etc.  One of the most important things to remember is you CANNOT mentor every student in your ministry. Some may hear this as freeing, others may […]

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Merry Christmas from Directions in Youth Ministry

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Cranky, Stinky, Jesus an Advent Reflection

We don’t often focus on how radical advent is; God showed up into the middle of humanity. My wife and I recently experienced the birth of our first born son. I understand advent better because of this experience. We glamorize and sanitize advent likewise, our society we glamorize and sanitize babies. Babies become cute bundles […]

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Another reason why I love YCM

I just won a free IPAD from Youth Conference Ministries.  I have always loved the Great Escape and there Son Servants trips. My church has been going to Great Escape since 2003.  YCM just gave me another reason to love them…. If you are looking for a great mission trip or a junior high conference […]

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Visioning

I am excited to announce a guest post from Colin Cannon on the topic of Visioning.
Derek Zoolander said it best, “ who am I? I don’t know I guess I have a lot to ponder.” Many ministries really never stop to ask the hard question, “who are we?” Most times we plug in programs and activities into our Ipad’s or Iphones and soon wonder why we are not fulfilling our mission.

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