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    FREEBIE: Easter Backgrounds

    Hey #YMNation! Hope you have had an awesome week in youth ministry. Today’s FREEBIE is just in time for your Easter teaching prep. Use these 5 FREE backgrounds for marketing, teaching, worship slides, and more. Click HERE to download your free Easter backgrounds or the..
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    Baby Steps: A Youth Ministry Step from Dr. Leo Marvin

    Good Morning America: “Uh Bob, uh, tell us your impressions of Baby Steps.” Bob: “Mash potatoes and gravy, Marie. I couldn’t be happier about Baby Steps. I was a terrible disaster and now, because of Baby Steps, I’m on TV in front of millions of people. I’m..
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    The Volunteer Cycle #5: ENCOURAGE

    In case you missed 1-4 of The Volunteer Cycle, check them out here: It Never Ends!, Enlist, Equip, Empower. Over the course of my youth ministry career I have had lots and lots of people serve on our youth ministry team only to transition off..
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    Volunteer Appreciation on a Budget

    I should probably clarify that I don’t normally go dumpster diving. It was simply a matter of timing – I drove by a local Steak-n-Shake that was closing and saw employees tossing out cases of unused sundae glasses. I scored three dozen, just like that. Now..
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    Discussion Starter: Christian Youth Face Dating Dilemmas

    In the News San Diego—Teenagers who follow Jesus encounter unique challenges when starting to date. One thing they need to watch for, according to pastor Darren Carrington, is “counterfeit” Christians. The former NFL player advises his own kids to look for a godly partner who’s..
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