Open the lines of youth group communication

As I prepare to move to a new youth group in Minnesota, one of my first tasks is to establish a system for communication with a couple hundred students, parents…

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Terapad review: A new blogging platform youth group websites

Using Blogger to communicate youth group news isn’t really a new idea. I know of several churches that use it quite effectively. However, a new blogging…

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Issues in Youth Ministry: Summary, highlights and discussion

Here’s a summary list of every issue in youth ministry that’s been mentioned by one of the series contributors. Whew! There certainly are a lot of…

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Why doesn’t our teaching seem to stick?

Last Monday I attended a seminar by Todd Hall, Ph.D., and Mark Matlock’s Wisdom Works…

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Making positive first impressions on youth group visitors

Mark Batterson wrote about their bulletin’s facelift. He said, “Bulletins are first impression pieces so we take it pretty seriously.”


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Issues in Youth Ministry: Greg Stier

What do you see as some of the main issues youth ministry is struggling with today?
A solvent and solid theology of youth ministry as family ministry. I’m…

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Preaching this Sunday… what should I do?

Hmm… Our interim pastor just called me and said that the guest speaker for Sunday had to cancel due to some scheduling conflicts and asked if I’d be…

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Four reasons to put youth group videos on YouTube

I love it when visitors e-mail me with questions. They usually turn out to be excellent blog posts! Here’s one such example:
I am thinking of putting some…

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Blogging tips for pastors

Cory Miller of contacted me a while back and asked if I’d answer some questions for his series, “Blogging for Pastors…

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The future of pulpit teaching?

Will this change the future of communication from the pulpit? It gives the ability to bring up images, change text and form illustrations on the fly, all with…

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