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May 31, 2016

How to Create a Social Media Strategy for Your Church

This post originally appeared on DARREL’S BLOG and we thought it was so wonderful that we wanted to…

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May 31, 2016

Ministering to the “Too Busy” Student

I can’t even begin to tell you how big of a Pharisee I used to be.…

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May 30, 2016

How to do Relational Discipleship

Why Relational Discipleship? Almost all of us can look back on our faith journey and think…

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May 30, 2016

Ideas for Small-Church Youth Ministry: YS Idea Lab with Stephanie Caro

Stephanie Caro is one of the small-church youth ministry gurus who are part of the National Youth…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry 5 Reasons Your Ministry Needs Women Leaders by Heather Lea Campbell

May 29, 2016

Five Reasons Your Ministry Needs Women Leaders

Your youth ministry needs women leaders. No matter what your theology is regarding women leading entire…

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May 28, 2016

7 Blogs To Make You Think This Week

Every week we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs to help YOU become a…

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May 27, 2016

10 Ways to Maximize Your Ministry This Summer

As we wrap up another year of student ministry, it is nice to take a little…

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May 27, 2016

Basics of Confirmation

As with much of youth ministry, confirmation is contextual. Faith traditions, church history, current leadership, and…

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May 26, 2016

10-Second Tip: Listen

At the NATIONAL YOUTH WORKERS CONVENTION, we stopped youth workers from all across the U.S. and asked them to…

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May 26, 2016

Creating a Healthy Team Dynamic

They’re not babysitting—they’re leading in our group. And I think everyone who oversees a ministry has…

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