Archive | August, 2012

7 Lessons Learned From A Summer ‘Shutdown’

EDITORS NOTE: Comment on this post and get entered to win 1 year of SYM ‘Team’ Tools Access. Winner announced Sept 4th. (Click here for more info) A while back I posted an article that debated the benefits and downsides to shutting down for the summer. This summer I got to live out one of […]

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You could win a 1 year access to SYM ‘Team’ Tool! Simply Youth Ministry have developed this brilliant resource to help with applications, background checks, and training (including videos by experienced in the trenches youth workers), in one simple-to-use online interface. How can you win?  By Tuesday September 4th 2012, comment to this post and […]

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REPOST: Making Volunteer Meetings Worthwhile

A while back I wrote an article on how to have productive and effective volunteer meetings. It was one of the most popular posts we have written. Since it’s nearly the Fall and many of you are going to be pulling your volunteers together, I thought I would repost this for you. Here you go: […]

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Keys To Youth Ministry Longevity: 5 Essential Boundaries

How can you hang in the long haul and be successful in your church ministry situation? If you have been in youth ministry even for a short time, you have likely heard the statistics for ‘youth ministry burnout’ or know someone who has lost their passion for ministry. Even though youth workers are passionate and […]

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Keys To Youth Ministry Longevity: The Importance Of A Mentor

As far as I know, Ron has never done youth ministry, but he is a big reason why I am still in youth ministry today. I have known Ron for 15 years and met him when I first came to live in the States. Ron was Director of Small Groups and Assimilation at my first […]

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Keys To Youth Ministry Longevity: Meet Rick South

Do you ever wonder what it takes to hang in for the long haul in youth ministry? Do you ever wonder what it takes to stay at the same church and have a fulfilling ministry? Today we begin a short series focused on youth ministry longevity and how to make a lasting impact in the […]

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Win a $5,000 Back-To-School Kick-Off + 1 Year Access to SYM Events Tool!

Here’s the details! Win a $5,000 Back-To-School Kick-Off Event from Simply Youth Ministry! Enter to win an all-expense-paid and preplanned youth event sponsored by Simply Youth Ministry. Includes: 1-year access to the NEW “Events” TOOL, food for 100 students, $500 of SYM resources, Band, Speaker Try Out “Events” Tool for free! Contact Jake Rasmussen Go here for event contest […]

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