Leadership | Programming | Speaking | Volunteers | Worship
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What Would Jesus Do?

What would Jesus do? The saying that launched a zillion wrist bands! But it’s a timeless question that has some fun implications when you apply it to youth ministry. Here are a few of the things we believe Jesus would do as a youth pastor...
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Leadership | Small Groups
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A Mixed Group Has Some Advantages: A Response

I’ll admit it. I don’t split up my students into middle school and high school groups. For me, it’s strictly a structural issue. I serve in a small church and dividing our students isn’t practical in our setting. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There..
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Leadership | Outreach | Programming | Small Groups | Volunteers
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Student Leadership: Don’t Do This; Do This

This week we’re focusing on student leaders. If you are creating a student leadership program in your group, here’s a quick punch list with some basic ideas of what to avoid and what to include instead. DON’T only ask the shiny students to join. Too..
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Discipleship
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[ALERT] 1000′s of Homeless Teens Attend Youth Group!

This may surprise you, but homeless teenagers are flocking to your youth group on a regular basis.  And most of them live in comfort, under a roof provided for them by loving families. But make no mistake, they are homeless; at least that’s how they..
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Leadership | Programming | Speaking
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Buy, Borrow, Beg (and steal) Ideas

Where do you get all of your creative ideas for your youth group? Easy! Buy, borrow, beg, or steal. Here’s what we mean. BUY 
If you’re looking for creative ideas for your next sermon series, find one of the many resource providers online that have..
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