Archive | December, 2011

Top 5 Posts of 2011 for Youthwork Talk

As we wrap up the year and head into the New Year, I thought I’d share the top 5 most popular posts, (excluding a couple of contests that saw mammoth numbers of hits). So here you go: 1) Making Volunteer Meetings Worthwhile (click here) 2) Love Wins? Teaching Students How to Deal with Conflict (click […]


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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all! Thanks so much for taking the time to read this blog in the past year! In the New Year we will have some great new posts and we will be launching some new contributors to Youthwork Talk. In the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! Phil <><


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Protecting Volunteer Leaders from Burnout

Volunteers are perhaps the most valuable people in youth ministry! Great volunteers who hang in for long haul will make a lasting and impacting difference in the lives of students. Sadly, the most common reason that I have seen volunteers cease to work with students is not their lack of passion and calling – ┬áit […]


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Protecting Volunteer Youth Leaders

Just last week we had our yearly White Elephant Christmas Party with my volunteers and their spouses. I am so blessed to have some brilliant volunteers who I love doing ministry with! They are fun, diverse, and integral to reaching and connecting with our students. Therefore, it’s imperative that I make a personal investment to […]


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10 Days of Christmas Freebies!

Simply Youth Ministry and their partners are doing a GIGANTIC promotion with 10 Days of Christmas Freebies. I can’t say too much, but I have seen some of the freebies they are offering… They are brilliant. Download a youth ministry freebie for the next 10 days and you will be glad you did!!! Click on […]


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If Ministry Is Tough, It’s Time To Breathe

My good friend in ministry, Darren Sutton, made this video that communicates how he was able to breathe again in ministry. If you feel like you are suffocating in ministry, or need some time out to refresh, maybe you can take Darren’s advice?


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