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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 $5000 Back to School Event from Simply Youth Ministry.

If you have not seen the latest Simply Youth Ministry Show podcast, you really should check it out now. On the show, Kurt Johnston announces how your youth ministry could win a $5000 back to school event. Watch the video to find out how. You’ll also get some great tips and training from these brilliant […]


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Youth Ministry Training FREEBIE: Jesus Centered Youth Ministry

Here is a great FREEBIE for you! Whether you are a volunteer youth worker, or full-time in the trenches you should take 30 minutes to watch this training given by Rick Lawrence from Group Publishing. Thanks Rick! You can also pick up Rick’s new book: 99 Thoughts on Jesus-Centered Living” – by Rick Lawrence  


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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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Do I Need College Education In Youth Ministry?

Just last week, a couple of youth workers and myself were asked this question on twitter: Anyone have info on the importance of a college education for a career in YM? I gave a quick answer at the time, but here is a slightly longer answer… 1) Yes and No: If you are in full […]


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FREE Video Training for Youth Workers and Their Teams

Leneita Fix has created some incredible training videos that are short, thought provoking and informative. If you check out her website, you can pick up more free training videos that come with discussion questions for you and your team to interact with. Check out the first video by clicking here Full Disclosure: Leneita is a […]


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GROUP Magazine Live: Youth Leaders At Risk

I am excited to tell you about an excellent live podcast coming up on Sept 12th, 12:30pm MST. I am excited to three reasons: 1) The topic is close to my heart. 2) There’s some great surprize guests! 3) I’m going to be at GROUP Publishing HQ that day! Here’s what you can expect: Group […]


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12 Tips I Give My Volunteer Youth Workers – Part 2

In my previous post, I posted 6 of the 12 tips I give my leaders to help them be effective in their ministry. Here are the next 6… As I said yesterday, some of these have been “borrowed” from friends, and some are my own specific tips. All in all, I hope they are tips […]


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12 Tips I Give My Volunteer Youth Workers – Part 1

If you are looking to train your leaders and help them be successful in what they do, it’s important to come up with a training manual that is quick and easy to read. It also should be highly practical. Below is a page from my volunteer leaders manual. They are 12 tips I give my […]


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Group Magazine Live Podcast: Episode 1 – Sexual Sin

It’s no secret, I am a HUGE fan of Group Magazine! I am so excited that they are creating a podcast that continues the conversation centered around content from the current edition. It’s “Group Magazine Live”. Here’s their official announcement: GML’s first show will air LIVE on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 9:00am (MST) at […]


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