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How To Design A Youth Room

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 place to put a church building on it. For now the
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Rudyard Kipling

#QuoteCards

“Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.” – Rudyard Kipling It’s important to laugh at ourselves. Read last week’s post asking Why Can’t Christian’s Be Fun? If you’re a youth worker, you can have a little fun by taking this personality quiz: What Kind Of Youth Worker Are You?
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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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Latest in Life & Faith

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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Latest in Youth Ministry

How To Design A Youth Room

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 place 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.
KEEP READING