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20 Dec News | Comments Off on Top 5 Posts of 2012

Top 5 Posts of 2012

Top 5 Posts of 2012

Thank You! Whew! As 2012 draws to an end, we pause for a moment to reflect over the year that was. The Project’s redesigned website and brand new blog launched January 1, 2012, and since then over 6,000 viewers from 106 countries have found their way to the blog. We’ve had nearly a dozen different […]

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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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Returning from Retreat

Returning from Retreat

This past weekend nine youth workers stepped away from the busyness of life and ministry to simply be present to God and each other for a few quiet days in the woods of Western Pennsylvania.  It was a youth worker retreat – not to talk about ministry or strategy, but rather, to simply disengage and […]

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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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Revisiting Simplicity

Revisiting Simplicity

Today, Rick Rhoads follows up on the idea of living simply. To read his initial post entitled “Living Simply”, click here. – Editor Years after living in “Big Blue”, my wife and I still find ourselves rhythmically revisiting the idea of simplicity.  We’ll emerge out of a month of busyness and seeming chaos, pull aside, […]

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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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4 Tips for Loving “Difficult” Teens

4 Tips for Loving “Difficult” Teens

I’ve got to admit I was disappointed when I read an article the other day intended for youth workers dealing with teens that have bad attitudes. When the writer questioned, “Have you ever dealt with a teenager that has had an attitude before?” I was puzzled. Who hasn’t dealt with a challenging teen before in […]

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08 Oct Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Vacation Me

Vacation Me

Vacation Me

“It’s an All-Time Gig.” After a handful of part time and seasonal jobs in High School and College, Arrowhead was my first full time job. I absolutely love serving at camp.  Arrowhead has been my home for over 10 years now and I thoroughly enjoy the combination of ministry, work and family.  It is all […]

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What Korea taught me about the Gospel

What Korea taught me about the Gospel

In late August I had the privilege of traveling to South Korea for the purposes of studying the Korean Church as well as Christian prayer movements in Korean culture.  Prior to leaving I was reminded of a trusted mentor who shared with me an insight from his years traveling abroad.  He said, “When you travel […]

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