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How to handle difficult and disruptive students

We’ve all had them — students who cause trouble, play on their cell phones all night, are disrespectful, and generally seem mad at the world…

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Q&A: Practical ideas for implementing Deep & Wide ministry

Eric Groezinger writes with the following question:
I’ve been challenged and motivated to consider [implementing the Deep & Wide ministry strategy]…

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Frustrations with no signs of spiritual growth in teens

We’re in youth ministry because we want to see teens become spiritually passionate, but when time passes and there’s no signs of growth, it gets frustrating.

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How to grow a youth group

1. Be passionate about your own personal relationship with Christ.
2. Develop and train volunteers who are also passionate about their relationship with…

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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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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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Issues in Youth Ministry: Joshua Michael

I chose to take the whole Junior High route in answering my questions. Being that I primarily work with junior high students I am going to answer each question…

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Ten easy steps to guarantee a successful youth ministry

UPDATE: Please read the comments below. This is not a serious post. It’s satirical sarcasm and does not contain a hint of truth. It’s a joke written…

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Issues in Youth Ministry: Jason Curlee

What do you see as some of the main issues youth ministry is struggling with today?
In my opinion so often I see that youth ministry is struggling with being…

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Issues in Youth Ministry: Paul Martin

What do you see as some of the main issues youth ministry is struggling with today?
Defining Success.
I think one of the biggest problems in youth ministry is…

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