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Personal Reflection

Why I didn’t go back into a church ministry position

It was difficult to picture myself working outside the church instead of in a ministry, but here’s some of why I chose to do it anyway.

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My values in ministry

Churches have written core values, but the unidentified values are the one they live by. The same is true for pastors.

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What I’ve learned from being an entrepreneur this year

I’ve learned a lot from working for myself this past year. Here are some of those lessons and how I’m being stretched through it.

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Reflecting on my first year of unemployment

It’s been a little over a year since I lost my job as a youth pastor and have launched out on the journey of self-employment. I hope this encourages you!

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I’m liveblogging the D6 Conference today and tomorrow

I’m liveblogging the D6 Conference today and tomorrow. Come hang out as we talk about the sessions and the live video feed.

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Teens love Jesus, but not reading the Bible [Jonathan McKee]

Teenagers love Jesus, but not reading the Bible is not always a high priority. The three Es can help!

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4 ways youth workers can increase their income

How we stretched our money and increased our income while serving in ministry.

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My search for a youth ministry position and our future

I spent a lot of time praying, reading, and asking the Lord to provide direction for whatever is next in our future and ministry.

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Characteristics of the church I work in next

I’m learning more about myself and how God’s wired me as a youth pastor. I’m not content with “normal” ministry.

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6 months after being fired from our church

This is some of what we’re experiencing since being fired 6 months ago and advice for other terminated youth workers.

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