Archive | December, 2012

5 New Year Resolutions For Youth Workers…

So, this is the time of year when many are creating resolutions and reassessing what the next year should like. To be honest, I am not a big fan of resolutions since many of them are made quickly and without an action plan. However, if we can be intentional and specific and plan ahead, it […]


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Thank You!

Readers, subscribers, followers, (or whatever you would like me to call you), Thank you to all who voted for me to win ‘The Best Youth Ministry Blog Post of 2012.’ There were so many other brilliant posts and writers! Thank you also for putting up with the multiple requests I put forward to ask for […]


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Merry Christmas! Blogging News For 2013…

To all our readers, subscribers, followers, friends, or whatever you want to call yourselves… ¬†Merry Christmas!¬†Thanks for following the blog in this past year and thanks for all the comments and interaction! It’s Been 4 Years Already! 4 Years ago, I (Phil), started this blog as a way to dialogue about youth ministry with a […]


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Top 10 Youth Ministry Posts For 2012: YouthworkTalk

It’s been a great year blogging! Myself (Phil), Darren, Leneita, and John would like to thank you for following this blog, contributing to great discussion, and most all, investing in students. As we near the end of the year we wanted to give you a summary of our top 10 list of posts for 2012. […]


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The Simple Truth Bible For Students: A Brand New Youth Ministry Resource

I’m super excited to announce a brand new resource for youth workers to get in the hands of students. I am super excited for this resource that is designed to get students into God’s Word every day. (Full disclosure: I am one of the writers for this resource). Here’s more info about it: Imagine empowering […]


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Youth Ministry Priorities For Christmas Break

Wow, Christmas is just around the corner. If you are like me, it is such a busy time up until Christmas, I hardly have time to catch my breath. Once Christmas break is here, I usually don’t use my time well. I often arrive at January 1st tired, unfocused, and spluttering into the new year. […]


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How To Talk About Tragedy And Suffering In Your Youth Ministry

We can barely understand and comprehend the tragic events of Newtown, CT can we? I have three kids, and my 6 year old was at school today. It’s hard to wrap my head around the tragedy in a school full of innocent children. How are our students processing this? How do we help them process […]


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4 Essential Phases of Small Groups In Youth Ministry

So often I talk to my volunteers about their struggles in leading their small group. At the beginning of the year many of them struggle to either get students to talk, or in some cases struggle to reign in their group. By the end of the year they are challenged with how ‘checked out’ students […]


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