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ministry  // Posts tagged as "ministry"

It takes a team.

It takes a team.

My Field of Dreams I love the game of baseball. In fact, one of my earliest memories is of my dad taking my brother and I to see a Phillies game at Veteran’s Stadium in Philadelphia. It was one of the best days of my life. Like many young boys that day I had my […]

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6 Image Sites Better Than Google

6 Image Sites Better Than Google

When it comes to finding images for our youth ministry media, we all know Google Image Search. We all love Google Image Search (GIS), but when you learn to live by it, you’ll likely die by it, too. The problem with GIS is that everyone uses it. You do a search for “prayer” and find […]

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29 Mar Leadership, Student Ministry | Comments Off on The Invisible Gorilla in the Room

The Invisible Gorilla in the Room

The Invisible Gorilla in the Room

Maybe you remember this story from your days back  in Intro to Psych… Inattentional Blindness In 1999, a behavioral scientist named Dan Simmons set up an experiment at the University of Illinois in which participants were asked to watch a short film. In the film, six people half dressed in white t-shirts and the other […]

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My Garden

My Garden

We’d like to share a great video produced by the people at Flannel (same folk behind Nooma and Francis Chan’s BASIC series) has been circulating the internet the past few weeks. It’s part of a series in which Ed Dobson reflects on his life in ministry, his struggle with ALS, and trying to live like […]

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Slowing Down to Lead with Integrity pt. 2

Slowing Down to Lead with Integrity pt. 2

Giving Yourself Permission to Slow Many of us struggle to let ourselves slow down. For many of us recognizing our limits can be fairly easy.  However, if you’re anything like me, actually giving yourself permission to slow or live within those limits is another story.  Too often I find myself recognizing my limits and even […]

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01 Mar Events | Comments Off on Equipping Luncheon – Save the Date

Equipping Luncheon – Save the Date

You are invited to an overdue conversation between senior leaders and youth workers. We’re bringing together youth workers and their leaders to start an open, honest talk about seeing eye-to-eye, encouraging one another, and above all being united in the work of the ministry. We’ve invited a senior pastor and a youth pastor to lead […]

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Cultivating Ministry Vision

Cultivating Ministry Vision

No one loves the farm more than the farmer Growing up I spent countless afternoons with my cousins exploring the fields, back roads and forested areas surrounding my grandparents’ house.  A neighboring farm belonged to a family connected to our home church.  The farmer, Mr. Martin was an old-school, die hard, all American farmer.  We […]

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16 Feb Discipleship, Student Ministry | Comments Off on Advice from a Young Adult Pastor

Advice from a Young Adult Pastor

Advice from a Young Adult Pastor

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to have as a guest writer this week, Rob Tucker, Pastor of Youth & Young Adults at Living Word Community Church in York, PA. Rob is a former youth pastor who now oversees ministries spanning infancy to young adulthood. We asked him to share a bit of advice to youth workers […]

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09 Feb Retreat, Student Ministry | Comments Off on 5 ways to rethink your youth retreat

5 ways to rethink your youth retreat

5 ways to rethink your youth retreat

Time to Retreat For many student ministries this is prime weekend retreat season.  Retreats are traditionally one of the biggest events in the student ministry calendar, and a lot of work goes into making them successful – training leaders, creating schedules, planning activities, making announcements, finding transportation, designing a theme, confirming the retreat site and […]

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It’s all McDonalds

It’s all McDonalds

The other week my wife and I along with some friends had the opportunity to watch the standup comedian Jim Gaffigan. I’m not sure if you’ve ever caught his material, but for the most part, its down-right hilarious (Hot Pockets!) and at times a bit thought provoking. Halfway through his routine he got on the […]

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