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Youth workers shouldn’t operate under the assumption that young people will automatically respect adults. Respect is so… yesterday. Young people today call it “keeping it real.” They just say it how it is. “This is boring.” “Whatever, fat dude!” “I’m outta here. This … Continue reading
Note: This is Part 5 of a multi-part series. Check out the entire Making Changes Stick Toolkit for more ideas you can use today to help lead change in your ministry. It seems like our churches are full of people who are afraid … Continue reading
Curious about who’s who in the world of youth ministry blogging? Wondering what the speakers at the next big youth training event are all about? Well, most of them blog in addition to writing books and leading youth! Check out … Continue reading
You Make the Call: What College Freshmen Need to Hear from their Youth Pastors | Sticky Faith. by Kara Powell, Brad M. Griffin, and Cheryl Crawford If you’ve been putting off making contact with recent grads, here’s a list of … Continue reading
Madeline Chumley is a 16 year old homeschooled student. Cake decorating is one of her passions, she now owns and operates her own in-home cake decorating business. She also enjoys singing, art, and playing bass guitar. Maddie loves public speaking … Continue reading
As we pray for those who prepare to make decisions for the future of our United Methodist church. Here is a starter piece for what is on the agenda in Tampa this week… By Gavin Richardson “For those of my United … Continue reading
By Kenda Creasy Dean Congregations that succeed in nurturing the faith of young people tend to demonstrate certain key characteristics. What are the top characteristics of a healthy youth ministry? Safe space. Young people need safe spaces (time, relationships, or physical space) … Continue reading
Hip Hop and the Art of Pastoral Care A Different Spin on the Role of the Youth Pastor, Part 1 by Kimberly Williams Surprising insights from DJ school into the vocation and role of youth pastors.
Starting January 16th, Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center (BCCC) will have a new Executive Director. Beau Taft, who has been in youth ministry for over 12 years, with the last 6+ years here in the North Texas Conference, has been a patron … Continue reading