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The importance of investing in leaders

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Video post: Sunday NYWC recap with Connor Murphy

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Video post: Reflections on NYWC with Connor Murphy

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What youth workers needs from their youth pastor

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Why I recruit retired adults to be youth leaders

It seems like most youth pastors and sr. pastors think that college students or young married couples make the best youth workers, usually because, “The…

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Q&A: Why my summer youth schedule is different than the school...

Luke McFadden writes asking, “From what I have seen from your [youth group's] site, your summer schedule is different than your in school schedule? Just…

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Handling volunteers who are too busy for kids

A reader asks, “What should I do with volunteers that don’t make time to spend with kids?” Here’s my answer. Offer yours, too!

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Don’t focus on your weakness

People say that you need to focus on your weaknesses so you can develop them to be stronger. I disagree. Don’t focus on your weaknesses; focus on your…

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“Volunteers” versus “Ministry partners”

Bill Allison of Cadre Ministries really does an awesome job with all the materials he generates for training and equipping volunteers for ministry. I learn a…

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I’m running on a treadmill that moves faster than I can run

Can I be honest for a second? (Of course I can, it’s my blog.) My church launches all our fall ministry programs this Sunday morning and I still…

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