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Advantages to Being Organized

Advantages to Being Organized

A couple of years ago, I found myself thinking about organization. Having just attended a weekend conference that left me traveling on a Monday, I discovered that my week was about to be a very short one.  Starting a week with one day down is never a good thing,...
Be Approachable and Welcoming

Be Approachable and Welcoming

When in full-time ministry, there is a certain expectation of availability. If you are the youth pastor, I believe that you should avail yourself to those you serve. Not without limits, mind you, but when appropriate, I believe that we as youth pastors should work to...
Letting Others Lead Part Three

Letting Others Lead Part Three

As we wrap up our discussion on Letting Others Lead, one more thought comes to mind. In our work of helping others discover the leadership in them, we have to be ready to learn from the process. As my ministries have grown, so have the needs for additional leaders....
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...

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