Leadership Training Event Postponed

The Leadership Training event Scheduled for this Sunday, has been postponed! The event is now: Sunday Feb 13th from 3-5pm at First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg 101 South Decatur street. Strasburg, Pa 17579 I will be speaking on the topic “Help I am a youth ministry volunteer”  the event is free.I hope see you!

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Developing a Retreat Theme

After you have selected a retreat center, you need to begin thinking about programming and the retreat theme. There are a few different options in developing a retreat theme. One method is to hire a speaker; this is probably the most expensive but is the least time consuming for you.

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Leadership Training Event

I will be speaking this weekend at a Leadership Training Event!  The event is free!  The topic is “Help! I’m a volunteer Youth Leader” Here are the details. Leadership Training Event January 30, 2011 2:00-5:00pm First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg

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Tips on Selecting a Retreat Center

Retreats can be a lot of fun but they can also be a lot of stress. One of the things you can do to reduce that stress is to properly evaluate a retreat center. I recommend visiting a retreat center before you deposit on the weekend.  When you evaluate a retreat center don’t go alone; […]

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Directions in Youth Ministry Spotlight: Retreat

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Youth Ministry Resolutions

I would guess that most of us have been thinking about or have already made personal resolutions for the New Year, but have you thought about what resolutions you want to make for your youth ministry this year?  This is one of things I find most enjoyable about the coming of a New Year the […]

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Common Prayer: A book to renew your spirit…

The other day I picked up Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Enuma Okoro. I often find it difficult to find appropriate devotional material. This book, while not a standard devotional book, lends itself well to use as a daily devotional. It is divided into several sections, including […]

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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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