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Letting Others Lead Part Two

Letting Others Lead Part Two

Being the leader of your ministry is one thing. Learning how to let others lead is something else. This week we are considering three ideas that might help us as we take the big step in letting others lead. In our first installment we consider the step of actually...
Letting Others Lead Part 1

Letting Others Lead Part 1

A couple of years ago, our church sent a group of adults and students on a week-long mission trip. It was the first time that a trip took place under my leadership that I didn’t lead. Over the years I have become very comfortable in the leader position. I have...
3 Things You Can Do This Week

3 Things You Can Do This Week

We all want to be a great youth worker; to love our students well, to care for families, and to keep ourselves healthy. To be great, you have to be intentional when doing what you do. And each week offers us the opportunity to be better, maybe even great. So here are...
Take Care of Yourself

Take Care of Yourself

No one likes being sick, especially when you are actually sick. But too often we neglect our health in the name of ministry. I know I do. And I have paid the price. After struggling with a nagging cough for a number of weeks, I was sidelined and confined to the house...
An Immoral Youth Ministry Decision

An Immoral Youth Ministry Decision

I may be on the fringe here (and like all things, I reserve the right to be wrong and have my mind changed) but I think one of the most immoral decisions we can make in youth ministry is to prioritize OURSELVES – the staff, the leaders, the adults – over...
Getting Middle Schoolers to Pay Attention

Getting Middle Schoolers to Pay Attention

There is a level of frustration, irritation, and anger some people will never know unless they are a youth worker. Getting students to settle down, stop talking, and listen can be some of the most difficult tasks you will do in youth ministry. It can seem impossible...

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