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    Teens Delay Driving

    But It’s Still Deadly When They (Finally) Start An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com Riding with friends. Top down. Radio blasting. That’s the fantasy of every kid who’s on the brink of turning 16, right? Well, sort of…but that dream often hits a..
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    Student Ministry and Divorce: It’s an issue

    “Everyone is ministering to students of divorced families. No one is doing it well.” Doug Fields When I first heard that statement it struck a chord in me. At first I thought, “Wow that was pretty bold.” The very next moment though I began to..
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    Falling in Love with Your Church Again

    It’s hard to serve those who cause you heartache. (Pause with me a moment as we each consider who that is for us.) I’m going to guess we have one thing in common with our answers. It’s the reason why youth workers and pastors who..
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    Improvisation as an Act of Worship

    Last night we introduced our 15-year-old daughter Lucy to Best In Show, the third of four films created by an improvisational acting company led by Christopher Guest. The first of the four, This Is Spinal Tap, is a wildly popular mock-documentary about an “iconic” hard-rock..
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    Student Ministry #fail: Begging for Volunteers

    You know you’ve done this before. The mission trip is in one week and your adult to student ratio is dangerously high. So, you do what any youth minister who forgot to hustle months before does: you make the general announcement. Now general announcements aren’t..
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