Archive | October, 2011

The Simply Youth Ministry Conference: Why I Love This Conference!

Oct 31st is Halloween, but it’s also the early bird deadline for the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. Here’s some information and reasons I love this community of youth workers who come together yearly to do more than get training. It’s a family! *Early Bird Deadline expires 10.31.2011 (A $40 SAVINGS!) When: March 2-5, 2011 Where: […]


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FREE Video Training for Youth Workers and Their Teams

Leneita Fix has created some incredible training videos that are short, thought provoking and informative. If you check out her website, you can pick up more free training videos that come with discussion questions for you and your team to interact with. Check out the first video by clicking here Full Disclosure: Leneita is a […]


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Volunteers: Make it Difficult To Sign Up – Make It Easy For Them to Minister…

Just last week I was talking to a friend who is a volunteer youth worker at his new church. He loves students and is a gifted volunteer who I would recruit in a heartbeat if he lived nearby! As we talked, there was a statement he made about his experiences as a volunteer that really […]


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GUEST POST: Help for Hurting Teenagers – By Leneita Fix

  On the fringes of youth ministry lurks an evil monster.  It seems to rear it’s ugly head often.  No matter how we run, or hide it is chasing our students and their families.  Really, hunting them down. The name of the hideous creature? Despair. We could also call him:  hurt, suffering, hopelessness or even […]


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Winner of FREE SYMC Registration Announced!

Congratulations to Greg Simmons of First Baptist of Greenville, MS. Greg wins a registration to The Simply Youth Ministry Conference in Louisville KY, in March 2012. Greg got to enter twice since he commented and tweeted! His tweet won him the deal though! Well done Greg! We’ll see you in Kentucky! If you are interested […]


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Youth Ministry Management: Eat that Frog!

My most important lesson in getting tasks accomplished? Simple: Eat that Frog! Eat that Frog is a fantastic book that will serve you well in your ministry. The premise behind the book is this: There’s a saying that says, “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can […]


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Youth Ministry Management: How to Get Stuff Done, When Stuff is Piling Up!

We are a few weeks into the Fall season and for me this has been one of the busiest seasons I have encountered in a while. It’s usually about this time of year when the non-stop busy schedule has created a backlog of tasks and to do lists that seem to keep growing and growing. […]


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Balancing Family and Ministry Part 3: Boundaries

In my previous post I looked at the importance of creating a family friendly schedule that is a win for our families and our churches too. Today I want to talk about the importance of healthy boundaries in ministry. Check out my first post in this series to see how you can enter to win […]


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Balancing Family and Ministry Part 2: Scheduling Priorities

Yesterday we began a series focused on balancing family and ministry by taking a look at the life of a young youth worker called David! I was blown away by the responses and comments. Check out the post by clicking here. You can also enter to win a FREE registration to The Simply Youth Ministry […]


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Balancing Family & Ministry Part 1: SYMC Giveaway

Today I begin a series focused on balancing family and ministry. In addition, if you comment on this post AND tweet this out, you could win a FREE registration to The Simply Youth Ministry Conference in Louisville, KY next March. (See details at the bottom of this post on how you could win). The team […]


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