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Student Ministry #fail: Warm Bodies

Maybe you’ve heard the expression that all some volunteers need to be is a warm body? Aka, someone who is actually alive. There was a time in my ministry where I would have taken someone with a moderately lukewarm body. I’ve never been really awesome..
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Articles | Leadership
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Team Building Basics, Part Two: Giving People The Tools They Need

Being a youth worker is a lot like being a construction worker; to be effective you need an understanding of the task at hand and the right tools for the job. One without the other leads to frustration, incompetence…or both! And sense we all want..
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Articles | Leadership
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Team Building Basics, Part One: Finding The Right People

“There are no Lone Rangers in Youth Ministry”, the old saying goes. And while most of us know that successful ministry to teenagers can’t be a solo gig, many still struggle with the whole process of building a healthy youth ministry team. Many youth workers..
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Student Ministry and Divorce: It’s an issue

“Everyone is ministering to students of divorced families. No one is doing it well.” Doug Fields When I first heard that statement it struck a chord in me. At first I thought, “Wow that was pretty bold.” The very next moment though I began to..
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Leadership | Volunteers
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Student Ministry #fail: Begging for Volunteers

You know you’ve done this before. The mission trip is in one week and your adult to student ratio is dangerously high. So, you do what any youth minister who forgot to hustle months before does: you make the general announcement. Now general announcements aren’t..
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