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    Your Youth Group Stinks! Building Rapport with Difficult Students

    There are good reasons why competent adults find themselves uncommonly baffled when working with adolescents. As winsome as they may be at times, teenagers present youth workers and volunteers with challenges that other age groups do not. First, teens are often an involuntary participant. They are..
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    Raising Your Kids in Ministry #1 (Josh)

    Whether you have kids or not, take advantage of the topic this week to think about your family and ministry and how they work together cooperatively—and how they fight each other. The stages of kids in youth ministry vary…I’m in the thick of it right..
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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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    How To Be a Gossip-Stopper

    A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. Proverbs 16:28 There’s no faster way to destroy a team than from the inside out with gossip. Gossip is a not-so-silent killer of many youth workers and youth ministries; this week we wanted to..
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    FREE GAME: Flappy Bird – Tap Off

    Two weeks ago I had a long day at work and didn’t get to the church for our Wednesday night youth meeting in time to setup a game I had planned for the night. When I got on stage to ask the students what they..
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