FAQ: Baptisms From Start to Finish
09 January 2013
From time to time we pause from the normal posts to answer a few questions from you—the Youth Ministry Nation. Here are a couple we received in the past few weeks, all relating to baptism. 1. How much time do you believe students need after..
Youth Ministry “Do’s”
19 February 2013
This week we’re taking on a few youth ministry do’s and don’ts! With our experience, we’ve learned a few things about both sides of this—we’ve both had some solid successes and some epic failures! Would love for you to read these, and then add your..
Following the Call to Lead: A Response
29 November 2012
There’s a debate among experts about whether leaders are born or whether leaders are made. I’m not an expert, but I’m going to weigh in: Leaders are born. Managers are made. You can be a leader but not the best manager. The best leaders are..
Making Change Without Getting Fired
14 December 2012
Blog by Jeff Dunn-Rankin My church buddies have this joke that we think is unique to our denomination, but I bet it works everywhere: Question: How many Methodists does is take to change a light bulb?” Answer: “Change? I don’t think so. My grandmother donated..
[Debrief] Favorite SYMC Moments
14 March 2014
Tasha and I are still recovering from another amazing year at SYMC. In between catching up with our kids and taking way-too-long naps, we wanted to share a few of our favorite SYMC moments: SYMC is so dedicated to meeting the needs of youth workers,..