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A Letter to the Pastor’s Kids
Dear PK’s, I was you once. Well, I guess I still am, a ‘Preacher’s Kid’ even though my Dad went home to the Lord a few years back. I wanted to say “thank you.” Thank you for all the time you sacrificed with your mom..
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Free Thanksgiving Lesson
Hey YM Friends, If you didn’t already know this, Ministry Architects produces an awesome downloadable weekly student curriculum called Spice Rack. I’m Sr. Consultant and get to work for Mark DeVries. Here’s your first holiday gift: a free T-day lesson he wrote awhile back for you..
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Be Intentional This Halloween Weekend!
Hosting a Pumpkin Patch or Trunk-or-Treat this weekend? Be savvy. People participating in your Fall outreach event might just make a decision to come back to your church on Christmas Eve. Or not. It’s up to your church. Here’s what I mean: This weekend is..
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More About the Ministry; Less About the Minister
Heard a quote today through the FB posting of a friend (Thanks, @bradfiscus): “The needs of the students must drive your ministry not the needs of the campus (youth) minister.” – Marilyn Thornton (Marilyn is the Wesley Foundation Director at Fisk University.) Maybe it’s because of the..
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Top 10 Ways to Keep Youth Ministry Volunteers Around
(I’m currently on this soapbox based on a recent VBS experience. You can read the story in my last post.) So if I was your youth ministry volunteer, or hoping to be, here’s what would keep me around: 1) Last-minute scheduling: I want to be..
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