Archive | October, 2012

***NEW*** Youth Ministry / Parent Ministry Resource from CPYU: College Transition Initiative

This week I received an email from CPYU (Center for Parent/Youth Understanding), telling me some exciting news about a new initiative they have created. They have created a great website that provide parents and youth workers with pertinent information, resources, and research concerning students who are heading off to college (or are currently in college). […]


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Simply Youth Ministry Conference – Early Bird Deadline Ends 10.31

Check out the 190+ hours of new training at SYMC 2013 (video below) Or register here to get in on the early bird discount!


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Keys To Youth Ministry Longevity: An Interview With A Veteran Youth Worker – Joel Snyder

What does it take to hang in for the long haul of youth ministry? How can someone stay at the same church for a lengthy period of time and see great fruit because of their longevity? What are some of the keys to staying healthy and happy in youth ministry? Today, we hear from youth […]


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Winners of 5 Copies of ‘Everyone’s Called to Youth Ministry’ Announced.

If have not checked out the outstanding new book by Darren Sutton, you really should. Below are the twitter names of 5 lucky winners, who either commented or tweeted, (or did both). @karldpeterson   @ScottTinman   @pdaly9   @tomdshriver   @melinda9704 If you don’t see your name there and still want to pick up a […]


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A Good Reason to Cancel Sunday School In Your Youth Ministry?

Is it possible that canceling ‘Sunday School’ for your youth ministry once a month can actually help your students develop a stronger faith and connection with your church? Well, apparently this is true. According to a gigantic study by Fuller Youth Institute, two of the greatest indicators for a life-long faith after high school include: 1) Being […]


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GUEST POST: Overcome Bullying – You Can Bring Hope To Your Community

“There is no hope. The most we can do is help our kids learn how to cope with bullying because nothing is going to ever change”. These words shocked me! Especially since they came from one of the nations leading anti-bullying experts. This expert had more letters after their name and more research hours than […]


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How to Recover from a Bad Day in Youth Ministry

Have you had one of ‘those’ days lately in your youth ministry? You know the one… A bad night at youth group where nothing went to plan… A student who made a horrendous mistake that you didn’t see coming… That parent who chewed you out and didn’t give you any grace… Or maybe your leader […]


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FREE eBook: Student Driven Mentoring by LeaderTreks

I’m excited to tell you about a great free resource from our friends over at LeaderTreks. In Student Driven Mentoring Doug Franklin takes a fresh look at what’s working and what’s not when it comes to mentoring. Students have to want to be mentored for it to really work. Doug explores the motivations students have for being […]


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Leadership Realities: Your Followers Reflect Who You Are… Who Are They Reflecting?

I don’t think it’s unbiblical to say that followers will reflect their leader. Paul urges the Corinthians to Imitate him and he imitates Christ. It’s natural for followers to begin to take on the personality, habits, theology, and core values of the leader. Just walk into any organization and you can quickly see what the […]


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Book Giveaway: Everyone’s Called to Youth Ministry by Darren Sutton – 5 Copies = 5 Winners!

I’m super excited to giveaway 5 copies to 5 lucky winners of Darren Sutton’s latest book, Everyone’s Called To Youth Ministry – They Just Don’t Know It Yet! Here are three ways you how you can win a copy: 1) Comment to win by 9am EST, October 22nd. 2) Tweet the following and get entered twice: […]


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