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Love Everyone…Even Church Staff?

Most of us have felt a deep sense that God called us into ministry. Part of who we are as youth workers means that we love people. Specifically, we love our students and their families. It isn’t always easy, but we know that loving them..
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[Professionalism] Sobbing in Church

Listening to the quiet sobbing in church behind me today, I wonder why I am here.  In what way can I possibly help?  I don’t know what I am doing.  Hearing those muffled tears searingly reminds me how inadequate I am to make any difference..
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[Professionalism] We’re a Bunch of Gym Teachers!

I’ve never been a gym teacher, but I’ve always admired them. I distinctly remember the two gym teachers at my junior high school-Mr. Smith and Mr. Kleptfer. They were just like the other teachers: Middle-aged, educated, dedicated to teaching, and serious about their professions. But..
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Summer is Over

BY NEELY MCQUEEN Summer is over. Wait, let that thought settle in. Summer has come to an end. Can you believe it? Students are heading back to school. And somehow you and I…we survived. We made it through another year of camps and all the..
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The Top 2 Qualities Of A Leader…According To a 16-Year-Old

My 16-year-old son, Cole, recently attended a conference dedicated to helping teenagers develop leadership skills. Cole, like many guys his age, isn’t a big fan of debriefing his life learnings with Mom and Dad. So we were caught off guard with how eager he was..
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