Yearly Archives: 2017

5 Reasons Your Youth Ministry Needs Goals

What do you think of when you hear about setting goals? Many think of resolutions, especially this time of year, but goals are much more than that! Resolutions don’t stick, but goals do. We also think of goals as a personal thing. We think about setting goals as an...
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Incorporating Selah to Keep Your Sanity in Ministry

I’m someone who loves exercise and fitness. When I was in college, I even did a powerlifting competition one time. It was totally awesome. I showed up at this gym that looked like it had been pulled straight out of Arnold Schwarzenegger's living room, and the guy who owned it was wearing zebra hammer pants...
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Finding Joy

I just blinked, and it’s December! What an incredible time of year. We have less than 30 days left to accomplish our goals for the year. We have an incredible opportunity to impact lives for God. It’s a season of nostalgia and traditions and joy. Joy. We associate it with the holiday season. It’s displayed on ornaments and...
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The Three R’s of Engaging Teens

It is not easy engaging teens. Sometimes we feel like we have to have some kind of formal to be attractive and appealing. In my many years of working with teens, I have found that there are three realities that ring true when trying to engage teens. I like to call them the 3 R’s. These...
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