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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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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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Daddy, how can I be like you?

We were headed to the babysitter’s house the other day in my truck before I went to work. It’s a pretty neat time for just the two of us-my oldest daughter and I hanging out in the truck and talking it up before the day..
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Growing in Your Faith Together

Before our second Valentine’s Day after we started dating (see throwback photo on the left!), I (Jake) had purchased a present that I was ecstatic about. I couldn’t even contain my excitement enough to make it to February 14, so after some begging and my best impression of..
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Dad Without a But

Before I hear any fat jokes, let me explain. I was at a basketball game the other night. It was late and I was talking with an older friend about how being a youth minister with small children was difficult. Sophie was getting ready to..
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