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17 Jan Spiritual Formation, Student Ministry | Comments Off on Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Hey everyone, we’re excited to share with you some news about what’s happening with Project Renovation. As we move forward in 2013, you may notice some changes to the Project Blog and we thought we’d take some time to share the “what” and the “why.” We’re moving to Tuesday mornings. On Monday mornings, we know […]

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Saying Goodbye Well

Saying Goodbye Well

Saying Goodbye and Releasing Well It was seven years ago in a small office at LCBC that I first met my friend Jason Mitchell. The meeting was to talk about starting a local student ministry network called Project Renovation.  In the early days it was Jason, myself, Andy Gordley and Todd Henly who made up […]

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10 Jan Spiritual Formation, Student Ministry | Comments Off on Looking Ahead to 2013

Looking Ahead to 2013

Looking Ahead to 2013

I can remember back to over a year ago when we first started this blog as part of Project Renovation’s redesigned and expanded website. As a team, we desired to find a way to help local youth workers stay connected and encouraged throughout the year, not just from time to time at one of our […]

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13 Dec Leadership, Student Ministry | Comments Off on Hiring Volunteers Successfully

Hiring Volunteers Successfully

Hiring Volunteers Successfully

Don’t hire a ministry. Within weeks of being hired at my first full-time ministry I realized I had a problem. It was a problem volunteer. He ran the sound and lighting for all our events. He was good at his job and half of the equipment was his, but he had to go. It’s hard […]

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06 Dec Leadership, Student Ministry | Comments Off on Great Mentors Coach

Great Mentors Coach

Great Mentors Coach

Crazy Fans and Great Coaches. Having 5 grandchildren involved in sports keeps me busy watching soccer and basketball games. Watching kids play sports is fun but watching the parents is fascinating. It seems like some parents live and die on every play. Some quietly watch from the sidelines while others are obnoxiously verbal. Some think […]

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29 Nov Student Ministry | Comments Off on Still Thankful

Still Thankful

Still Thankful

Now that the Turkey is finished, the football’s been watched, and the naps have been taken, we’re all pretty much ready to move on to the next thing. But Thanksgiving should be at the heart of our Christian experience year round, not just leading up to T-day. It sometimes feels like we switch gears so […]

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15 Nov Student Ministry | Comments Off on Helping Students Embody Thankfulness

Helping Students Embody Thankfulness

Helping Students Embody Thankfulness

With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, youth ministries often begin to become extremely busy with parties, special services and other holiday themed events. Many of our ministries also look at ways where we can have students “give back” to those in need and reach out to help others during the holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas […]

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Healthy Transitions in Ministry

Healthy Transitions in Ministry

Transition CPR Most people in vocational ministry, especially those of us in student ministry, will go through a transition at some point. Whether it’s making a role shift within a ministry or moving from one church to another, the process of transitioning is one that impacts us deeply, and not only us, it can impact […]

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01 Nov Student Ministry, Technology | Comments Off on 3 Ways to Improve Your Teaching Slides

3 Ways to Improve Your Teaching Slides

3 Ways to Improve Your Teaching Slides

I don’t know if anyone in the history of the world ever got involved in Youth Ministry so they could work with PowerPoint. I doubt anyone’s ever said, “I feel called to Keynote.” Nevertheless, it’s a significant part of the job for most full-time youth workers. After all, we live in a digital culture and […]

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25 Oct Student Ministry | Comments Off on 3 Tips for Behavior Issues in Small Groups

3 Tips for Behavior Issues in Small Groups

3 Tips for Behavior Issues in Small Groups

Starting Out Well… Working with students is not something to be taken lightly. It is full of high’s and low’s and the emotional extremes of students can feel like a roller coaster ride. One moment your group is praying and singing Kum-ba-ya and the next they are ready to burn down the building. And student […]

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