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8 Keys To Starting a Youth Ministry From Scratch

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8 Keys To Starting a Youth Ministry From Scratch

Starting anything - especially a ministry from scratch - can be a challenging and almost overwhelming task. Having made the journey of really starting two student ministries from scratch here are a few principles that I have found transferable no matter the size of your church or culture of your town.

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5 Reasons Why Camp Changes Everything

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5 Reasons Why Camp Changes Everything

Camp is near and dear to my heart because it’s where I committed my life to Christ.  I went to camp when I was a senior in high school and at this point in my life I was “trying” God out.  I had tried drugs, alcohol, sex and so many other things to find fulfillment in life and they all left me empty. 

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10 Keys To Building A Youth Leadership Team

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10 Keys To Building A Youth Leadership Team

If you have been in youth ministry longer than 10 minutes you have felt the temptation to be the SUPERMAN youth pastor.  By that, I mean, the pastor that does it all and gets it all done.  After all, you want to work hard to earn the respect of your Pastor, Parents, and Church Board, and furthermore, we all want to substantiate (and hopefully increase) our salary. 

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Is Having a Leadership Retreat Really Important?

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Is Having a Leadership Retreat Really Important?

Over the past ten year of serving in various leadership capacities in student ministries - I have noticed there are several “key things” that can help move your student ministry to the next level. Sometimes they are simple but often overlooked.

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The Rockstar Mentality

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The Rockstar Mentality

A lot of people grow up dreaming to be a rock star. These days, the term rockstaris applied to much more than it was in the days of eighties bands.  Now, athletes can be rock stars, movie stars can be rock stars, computer and software designers can be rock stars. The rock star life can be emulated. 

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