Teens Drug Parent to Surf the Internet

I came across this short blurb this morning you can read it here. But according to the article two teenagers in California drugged their parents inorder to use the internet after 10pm. Details are still emerging, but it really makes you wonder what is going with these two that they would go to such lengths […]

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When is a youth worker too old?

I came across this great post today by Andy Blanks of YMIN 360. The post asks the question “When is a youth worker too old to be effective”.  I won’t give away his conclusion but as a Youth Worker I was encouraged by this article. Over the years some of the most effective youth ministry […]

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The church should welcome women into ministry.

I came across this post yesterday on youthmin.org, it stirred up a lot of different feelings for me.  The post was by Heather Lea Campbell, Heather is entering into the field of youth ministry and she currently serves in a denomination that does not celebrate women in leadership. It really bothers me that there are churches and denominations that believe […]

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The Hobbit an Invitation to God’s Kingdom

I read the Hobbit for the first time in middle school, I fell in love with the world J.R.R. Tolkien created. Over the last few years, I have used the Lord of the Rings as teaching tools. I came across this post in Patheos about using the Hobbit as invitation to God’s Kingdom. The post is […]

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Youth Culture: Text declines

I read this short article this morning on the Youth Worker website. According to the author there is a slight trend downward in the number of texts adolescents are using per month. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues or if is an

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Dear Senior Pastor

I enjoyed this post by Walt Mueller! Walt offers some great advice for those who preach on a regular basis. This post helps to illustrate all that youth ministry has to offer the church. Enjoy!       “Dear Pastor, I’ve asked your youth worker and your students’ parents to forward this letter on to […]

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What the Sandusky Story Means to Youth Workers. . .

I read a thoughtful post by Marv Penner. It is a brief reflection on the Sandusky story. As youth workers we need to protect all the students in our care.  Click on the photo for the link:

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Every Youth Worker Should Read This: Wish You Were Here

Dan Slagle has a great article on ADD and ministry in Christianity Today. It is  worth the read.  I hope it is not another distraction for you, but it is a great article.  Click on the image for the link..

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New Post at YMIN360: How Maintaining Boundaries Could Save Your Ministry

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Texting Replaces Talking

I caught this on mashable yesterday. Texting has replaced talking among teens, while this might seem obvious the article is well worth the read (Click Here for the Link). This trend leads to questions like: How is your ministry using texting? What tools do you need in order to use this medium more effectively? What […]

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