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06 Sep Student Ministry | Comments Off on Fresh Eyes

Fresh Eyes

Fresh Eyes

Everyone needs fresh eyes. I’ve heard it said that “Those who can’t do, teach.  Those who can’t teach, consult.” *Bah Dum Tss* Here’s one more: Consultants might get a bad reputation from time to time, but in reality, they can provide helpful insight and new ideas to our situation(of course, most of them have done […]

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Recruiting Volunteers with a Taco

Recruiting Volunteers with a Taco

Volunteers are the engine of all our ministries. There are obvious practical reasons for this since there is just no way we are getting everything done without having others around us share the work. It also has biblical roots since Ephesians 4 tells us that we have been appointed as leaders to equip the church […]

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Valuing Life Ceremonies

Valuing Life Ceremonies

Maybe your attendance for them is more significant than theirs. I can remember a mentor once saying to me, “Don’t ever forget the life ceremonies of the people you serve”.  A few hours ago I was reminded of the importance of this simple principle shared with me so many years ago.  Earlier today I had […]

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The Curtain Call

The Curtain Call

I love the theater. I’ve always enjoyed the experience of the theater; dressing up, going out on the town with my wife, enjoying a nice meal at a fancy restaurant, and then capping the night off by watching a great production. There’s nothing quite like it. A few years ago, my wife and I were […]

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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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