Pictures from first day at NYWC Austin

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Touching Dan Kimball’s hair!!! Woo hoo! The poor guy only had 2 hours of sleep last night.

Left: Tic Long |…

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A couple minutes before second general session

Thanks to a friend in the church, I have a laptop to borrow for the weekend and, thanks to wi-fi technology, I can update while sitting here waiting for the…

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My youth group’s perspective of our church

The pastoral search committee for my [tag]church[/tag] asked if I’d record some students from the [tag]youth group[/tag] talking about the church and what…

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Possible seminar schedule for the NYWC

Every year I attend the [tag]National Youth Workers Convention[/tag] I have the same problem — trying to figure out which workshops to attend…

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I’m going to the NYWC in Austin!

Wow, God just did a huge thing for my me and my wife!
We’re both big fans of [tag]Youth Specialties[/tag]’ [tag]National Youth Workers…

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Why graduates drop out of church

Looks like a recent study from [tag]George Barna[/tag] confirms my thoughts about why 85% of high school graduates never return to church. I think parents need…

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Rethinking church service effectiveness

It’s obvious that way too many people attend church every Sunday and never connect with a word that’s said. I could walk into an average church on…

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Terminate communication with “humor”

Ken Sapp posted a good list of ways to lose contact with students, but I’d like to add one more to it: Joke around about sensitive issues like abortion…

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Free youth ministry online training lectures

Covenant Seminary posted all their class lectures online in mp3 format to be downloaded free of charge, including their Youth Ministry course. If you’ve…

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Generation YouTube

Over at Dennis posted a free e-book he wrote called, “Generation YouTube: Harnessing the Power of Internet Video for Youth…

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