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Helping Students Find Faith in the Dark

I remember the morning well. I was standing in front of my youth group about to begin…

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An Open Letter to Senior Pastors

NOTE: The below letter is not specific to any one pastor or a specific situation, rather, it…

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10 Tips to Get Parents to Show Up to Your Next Parent Training

To help you hit a home run with your parent training this year, the Fuller Youth…

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#GETBEYOND: “Christians are hypocritical”

Yep, they sure are. They’re also liars, thieves, players, bullies, sluts, druggies, cheats…you get it. But…

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Youth Ministry Lows

WARNING: After the Youth Ministry High Comes the Low It happens to the best of us.…

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#GETBEYOND: “Christians Aren’t Cool”

I don’t know about that. I mean, I think there are couple ‘cool’ Christians out there.…

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The DO’s and DON’Ts of Small Church Calendaring

I’ve heard every one of these statements while doing small-church youth ministry assessments. “We don’t have…

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#GETBEYOND: Entertainment VS Gimmicks in Youth Ministry

There’s a difference between a gimmick and entertainment. Entertainment is a part of what we do…

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5 Principles for Recruiting Volunteers

I have the privilege of speaking and working with youth ministers all across the county. There…

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But You’re JUST the Youth Pastor…

A lot of us have probably been through this . . . We’re sitting in a…

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