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Your Ministry Mission Statement: Who is it really about?

For generations, youth workers have fulfilled the call to love students into the knowledge of Jesus and make disciples. As I think about the declining number of teens involved in youth ministry and church in my own community, I wonder if it’s time to evaluate..
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Articles | Culture
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A Trending Conversation about Christians “Coming Out”

Sometimes what trends on social media is news. Other times, “trending” makes you think something is news. I sense this blurry line regarding headlines around Trey Pearson, lead singer for Everyday Sunday and occasional church worship leader, declaring himself to be gay. As one youth worker..
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Articles | Leadership
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Out-of-This-World Endurance

“I’m not gonna die here.” Sometimes we just have to say that out loud. Matt Damon’s character in The Martian declared it in a key moment early on in the movie. How many things in ministry require such a declaration? Fundraising? Church politics? Investing into students?..
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Kick Butt & Be Healthy: Two Keys to Success in Youth Ministry

KICK BUTT & BE HEALTHY If you were to wander through our youth ministry offices, sitting on virtually every desk you would see a little plaque that simply reads, “Kick Butt and Be Healthy.” I gave them to the team as a gift–because who doesn’t love..
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Articles | Culture
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Grouping With Digital Natives

Grouping With Digital Natives Originally posted by our friends at Refresh the Church by Zach Below A few nights ago, my wife and I were reminiscing on our first year in youth ministry. It felt like the world back in 2003 was light-years behind us...
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