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6 Great Podcasts for Youth Workers

Turn Your Drive Time Into Productive Time

Podcasting is the new blogging, or so it’s been said. And there’s a strong case to be made. I know I struggle to find time to sit and read all the blog posts I stumble across each week. It’s hard to find time to sit and read without being distracted by other things we need to do, or
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How To Design A Youth Room

3 Philosophies for the Perfect Youth Space

Your youth room should tell your youth’s story. Every Wednesday night a parade of cars and SUVs wind their way down a dirt road to a house standing in a corn field. Our church purchased the house, and the field, years ago. Eventually, we plan to put a church building on it. For now the
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Why Can’t Christians Be Fun?

Why the body of Christ should shake it's badonkadonk once in a while

Who decided faith and fun can’t go together? The body of Christ needs to shake it’s badonkadonk once in awhile. Following Jesus is often fun!
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What We Can Learn About Hype from the DC Talk Disaster

Why hyping your next event might not be the best idea

A week ago my 90’s Christian Kid life was turned upside down. The long dormant DC Talk Facebook page posted a picture with just four numbers: 2017. The image was shared over 5,000 times on Facebook and liked by nearly twice as many people. 1,300 comments speculated on what it could mean. A new album? A
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Latest in Life & Faith

Why Can’t Christians Be Fun?

Why the body of Christ should shake it's badonkadonk once in a while

Who decided faith and fun can’t go together? The body of Christ needs to shake it’s badonkadonk once in awhile. Following Jesus is often fun!
KEEP READING

What We Can Learn About Hype from the DC Talk Disaster

Why hyping your next event might not be the best idea

A week ago my 90’s Christian Kid life was turned upside down. The long dormant DC Talk Facebook page posted a picture with just four numbers: 2017. The image was shared over 5,000 times on Facebook and liked by nearly twice as many people. 1,300 comments speculated on what it could mean. A new album? A
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How My Faith In Humanity Once Cost Me $20

Lost Phones, Crack Houses, and Believing the Best In People

“Is this the crackhouse or the whorehouse?” It was a rhetorical question, the cop’s way of saying this wasn’t a great part of town. I was standing on the cement steps with Danae, our youth ministry intern. Two Minneapolis police officers stood in front of us on the porch, banging on the front door with their
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6 Great Podcasts for Youth Workers

Turn Your Drive Time Into Productive Time

Podcasting is the new blogging, or so it’s been said. And there’s a strong case to be made. I know I struggle to find time to sit and read all the blog posts I stumble across each week. It’s hard to find time to sit and read without being distracted by other things we need to do, or
KEEP READING

How To Design A Youth Room

3 Philosophies for the Perfect Youth Space

Your youth room should tell your youth’s story. Every Wednesday night a parade of cars and SUVs wind their way down a dirt road to a house standing in a corn field. Our church purchased the house, and the field, years ago. Eventually, we plan to put a church building on it. For now the
KEEP READING

How to Deal with PDA in Youth Ministry

Practical Approaches For Those Teens That Are Snuggling A Bit Too Often

The truth is, if you bring a group of teenagers together long enough, they’ll start to romantically connect. It’s a time of life where they are biologically dispositioned to mate and seek life long partnerships.

It is a fact of life, and a reality of youth ministry. PDA happens, and how a youth worker responds will shape the romantic lives of teens.
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