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5 Priorities for Families in the New Year

I’m not one to make new years resolutions. Most of my previous new years resolutions have been made new years eve, or on new years day! If you are like me, I have not been good at keeping resolutions since there is no plan or follow through. So, rather than create a resolution that I […]


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New Year and a New Blog from Phil Bell

Do you ever feel like it’s time to start over? Have you ever sensed a change in direction and felt compelled to follow a new plan? This new blog is a reflection of some significant changes that have taken place in my life over the past year… For my regular readers to youthworktalk.com, you know that […]


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New Year and a New Blog from Phil Bell

Do you ever feel like it’s time to start over? Have you ever sensed a change in direction and felt compelled to follow a new plan? This new blog is a reflection of some significant changes that have taken place in my life over the past year… For my regular readers to youthworktalk.com, you know that back […]


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15 Ways To Partner With Parents In Your Youth Ministry: The Final 5…

In my previous two posts we covered 10 ways in which you and I can partner with parents effectively. Before we jump into the final 5, let’s recap the importance of partnering with parents in youth ministry: In ‘Think Orange’ by Reggie Joiner, we read: “No one has more potential to influence a child’s relationship […]


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15 Ways To Partner With Parents In Your Youth Ministry: The Next 5…

In my previous post I talked about ways in which you and I can partner with parents in our youth ministries. While you are called to youth ministry, it’s imperative that you adopt a ‘Think Orange’ approach (or whatever you want to call it), as we look to partner with parents. After all, the influence […]


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15 Ways To Partner With Parents In Your Youth Ministry: The First 5…

Partnering with parents in youth ministry is absolutely essential. When I speak to youth workers, usually we agree that partnering with the family is far more effective than living in a silo youth ministry that only focuses on the students. But the problems is this: While most of us agree that partnering with parents is […]


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Balancing Family and Youth Ministry: Part 3 – Boundaries

Are you close to burn out? Do you know someone who is getting burned out? Is ministry a drain on you these days? One of the biggest reasons youth workers experience burn out is because they never established boundaries to stay healthy. Given the changeable nature of ministry and unpredictable hours, it’s imperative that we learn to create […]


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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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Why And How Should ‘Family’ Be A Central Component To Your Youth Ministry

Thanksgiving is just around the corner for those of us over here in the USA. Even though I am British, I still love this holiday since it brings families together and gives us all a chance to breathe before the run up to Christmas. With family in mind, today I would like to challenge you […]


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