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20 Aug Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on The Treasure Hunt

The Treasure Hunt

The Treasure Hunt

I was talking with a friend who leads the high school department for a local ministry. The ministry he works for is healthy, hundreds of students live within a 10 minute walk, he likes kids and yet there is only a hand-full of kids in his group. As our conversation continued he expressed mild disappointment […]

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12 Feb Spiritual Formation | Comments Off on Losing Sight of God in the Details

Losing Sight of God in the Details

Losing Sight of God in the Details

Another Night at Youth Group You arrived early. You set up for the evening. You prayed with Volunteers. No major issues other than some spilled soda. You cleaned up. You prayed with Volunteers again. You drove a student home. You went home for the night. As you lay in bed, you start wondering… “Did tonight […]

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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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23 Aug Student Ministry, Volunteers | Comments Off on Who else needs another volunteer?

Who else needs another volunteer?

Who else needs another volunteer?

Stop! Don’t just plug-in anyone. Our students are back in school and we’re ready to launch another ministry year – this can only mean one thing: we need more volunteers and we’re getting desperate. With the clock ticking, we will be tempted to invite people into our ministries who simply aren’t ready to lead or […]

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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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5 more ways to improve a volunteer meeting

5 more ways to improve a volunteer meeting

Editor’s Note: Last week, we took a look at 5 ways to improve volunteer meetings with Meredith Dahl from Cross Connection Ministries in New Holland, PA. If you haven’t already read that post, go take a look! We’re going to pick it up this week with 5 more ways to improve your volunteer meetings. 6.     […]

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