Youth Ministry

I fit in the 20-somethings view of spirituality

The Catalyst Blog summarized “Spirituality for 20-somethings” and, being 26 years old myself, it seems to fit me pretty well.

They don’t like…

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The hardest part of youth ministry

It’s not all the meetings, reports, event planning, vision casting, or trainings. It’s not even working with upset parents, disappointed church…

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The state of youth ministry and students

I love it when people ask me questions about youth ministry! They usually turn into ideas for blog posts. :) One such example came today from Jason Curlee:

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10 proven ways to reduce stress over the holidays

Keep it simple. Real simple. Activities, menus, shopping, traditions…

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Living out our theology in youth ministry

Every once in a while I stumble across and read through some of the testimonies people submit about why they left the Christian faith. It…

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Why I’m attracted to blogging

Last week I had an extended conversation with a friend who’s graduating from Bible college this semester. She came to me saying, “I’m…

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Liberty Mutual commercial and the body of Christ

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Counseling training needed for youth ministry

I graduated from PBU with a degree in youth ministry and filled up all my electives with counseling classes, but I think if I had to do it over again I’d…

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Dreaming of success in youth ministry

Off the top of my head, I dream three things for youth ministry:
1. Students who are growing in depth and insight of God’s Word.
2. Students who genuinely…

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The daunting job description of a youth pastor

Lately I’ve felt so overwhelmed with everything a youth pastor needs to do. How in the world can it be possible to fulfill all these things with some…

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