Leadership
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Knowing When To Punch Someone

Ministry can be frustrating. VERY frustrating. Sometimes it comes from leadership. It may not be that you really mind being told to go out to visit little Ms Betty. I mean, she’s 93, went to your church before you became the youth pastor there, has been..
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Culture
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Society’s Influence on Gay Teens

No doubt that society influences all teens gay and straight. However, in this post, I want to speak about the influence towards teens who identify as gay and those who are questioning their sexuality. I stopped watching Glee after what I thought to be a..
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Discipleship
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Faith Abandonment Part 2: Some Causes

Read Faith Abandonment: Part 1 here. While I tend to think the “statistics” (I put them in quotes because everybody knows that 75% of statistics are wrong 85% of the time.) citing how many students actually walk away from faith/church upon graduation are an overshot,..
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Families
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Why PARENT CONNECT and How Do I Try It?

A huge part of youth ministry is also helping the parents invest in the lives of their teenagers at home in the way that you do at church. Keep in touch with the parents in your youth ministry with PARENT CONNECT. The PARENT CONNECT newsletters provide you with a..
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Families
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My Most Important Job

My dad was a minister. And a really good one at that. He was busy a lot when I was growing up. He traveled a good bit for the work he had to do. But in all of his travels, I never felt neglected. I never felt like..
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