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Loving Difficult-to-Love Students (Even the Famous Ones)

My favorite thing about working with students is . . . well . . . working with students. I (Tasha) am a counselor, and my shtick when asked if I counsel children is, “I don’t work with kids because I’m much more comfortable working with..
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The Volunteer Cycle #2: ENLIST

Youth ministry is a team sport. There are no Lone Rangers in youth ministry. Our job is to equip the saints for works of service. Your ministry will only grow to the extent you are willing to give it away. We all get it. I..
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The Volunteer Cycle #1: It Never Ends!

It seems that other than figuring out how One Direction is still so popular, few things weigh as heavily on the mind of the youth worker than volunteer leaders. The specifics vary from ministry to ministry, but the themes seem to be the same: “How..
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Time Machine #4: Embracing High Maintenance Parents

High-maintenance parents. Early in my youth ministry career, I would have rather juggled chainsaws while blindfolded than deal with the parents in my ministry who were impossible to please.  You know the type: – “Summer camp is too expensive.” – “My daughter didn’t get in..
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Haters Gonna Hate: what to do when a student doesn’t love you.

Have you ever worked with a student who just couldn’t stand you? I have. You know the deal – the rolling eyes, snarky comments, being completely ignored, blatant efforts to be disruptive, and the heaps of sarcasm. Having a hater is totally awesome. Ok, not..
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