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Leader-vs-Manager INFOGRAPHIC

INFOGRAPHIC: Leader Vs. Manager

What’s the difference between a leader and a manager? Why is it important to know the difference if you are a leader of people? The following infographic  from Chuck Mache gives a simple but brilliant comparison between a leader and a manager. As a leader in the local church, it is imperative that I learn […]


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New Year 2104

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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Are You Fixer Or Facilitator?

Does your ministry style and your ministry program (and philosophy), really help students to seek God for answers and transformation? Do students rely on you and your ministry SO much that they do not fully learn to depend on God? Is it our goal in ministry to help ‘fix’ students, or is it to facilitate […]


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When Sports Compete With Youth Ministry – Part 3: Real Life

In my first post on this topic, I talked about importance of changing the way we view sports to promote “teamwork” between sports and youth ministry. In my last post I talked about the importance of owning the problem and coming up with practical steps to help students in their harried sports schedules. Today, I […]


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Celebrating Marriage (and Ministry)

Monday was our 7th wedding anniversary for Lisa and I. Apparently the 7th year can be the most challenging year of marriage. With kids, financial pressures and ministry, I can see why so many couples struggle. It has not been plain sailing for us at times.  However, in the last year I feel Lisa and […]


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Book Review: Inside the Mind of Youth Pastors

Inside the Mind of Youth Pastors, Mark Riddle. A great book that every senior pastor needs to get from their youth pastor! But, also a book that every youth pastor needs to read to better understand the dynamics of their churches and their senior pastors. I would also say that this book is an essential […]


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Marriage and Ministry – ABC Dates

Being in ministry does not always create an easy environment to keep romance alive and communication healthy. I speak to so many youth workers and their spouses who share some of the same struggles as Lisa and I: How to make time for each other and how to truly invest in our marriage in a […]


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