How to Deal with PDA in Youth Ministry

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

How My Faith In Humanity Once Cost Me $20

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

The Youth Worker Personality Quiz

What Kind Of Youth Worker Are You?

Take A Moment

How Taking Timeouts Can Make You Smarter & Happier

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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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Douglas Adams

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“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think if have ended up where I needed to be.” -Douglas Adams
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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. It was 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
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CS Lewis – Pride

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“Pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, contentment, or even common sense.” – C.S. Lewis
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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. It was 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
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Take A Moment

How Taking Timeouts Can Make You Smarter & Happier

My buddy Jason gave me a top for Christmas a couple years ago. Now this isn’t just any top; this is a deluxe top. (I didn’t even know there was a market for deluxe tops.) The top has saved me from insanity a few times. 
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How to take a Sabbath

The Why And How of a Day of Rest

  I am not an expert at taking sabbath. In fact, I kind of suck at it. Last week I talked about why you need rest, and explained that my most productive days are the days right after rest. It’s important, and good for you, and I’m bad at it. So, if you want advice
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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.
KEEP READING

The Youth Worker Personality Quiz

What Kind Of Youth Worker Are You?

What kind of youth worker are you? We’re not all pizza-eating, dodgeball-winning, guitar-playing young adults. Youth ministry takes all types of people. Anyone who gives up their free time to hang out with teenagers is a special kind of crazy. Take the quiz to discover what kind of crazy you are!
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Five Tips For Writing A Message Teens Will Listen To

Writing lessons teens listen to is a famine or feast endeavor. Sometimes you’re cooking with gas, dishing up illustrations and takeaways galore. Sometimes you get halfway through a series and it feels like leftovers just getting reheated every week. In those times bad thoughts can creep in. “I’m just not interesting.” Or “Teens don’t care what
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