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Fruit that helps v. fruit that harms

I hope we are in agreement that the most important aim in youth ministry is fruit—real, solid, true fruit. In youth ministry this can be seen in a number of ways: love, discipleship, conversion, the development of long-term followers of … Continue reading

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Blog: Making the fun stuff Christian and the Christian stuff fun Part 3: Mixers that Mix!

Mixers. Ice-breakers. Get to know you games—that is our topic for today. Now you need to know that I’m a big advocate of the list above. Being an extrovert who does not have many shy bones in his body, I’m … Continue reading

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Making the fun stuff Christian and the Christian stuff fun. Part I: The art of a great start

I want to begin a series that seeks to help answer the question, “what should we do each week in youth group?” As many of you know, it is my aim that we strive to have solid content in an … Continue reading

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Youth Group Made Easy! (Well, a bit easier)

It is September and that means three things: 1 Back to school and youth group. 2 Time to start writing more thoughts about youth and youth group things. And, 3 McDonalds Canada has handed out their biannual “Two for one … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy in Youth Ministry: Work for a good boss

Rule 1: Run a ministry that fires you up rather than wears you out Rule 2: God is in control—don’t be a control freak Rule 3: Work for a good boss Each of us must work either under, or alongside, … Continue reading

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Starting Out: 1st thoughts

Well, this week is the week when summer is officially over and the school year begins. For most of us in youth ministry this is our kick off week. At least it is for me. With this in mind, I … Continue reading

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Rethinking Summer Camp Part V: Attracting and Keeping Camp Staff!

Here is an email that I get far too often: “Ken, I’m hoping that you can help me. I run a summer camp called _______(fill in name) and I am in need for camp staff. In fact, we may have … Continue reading

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