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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...
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...

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