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Youth Ministry

It’s Ok to Not Be Good Enough

Everybody feels inadequate sometimes, right? Yesterday was one of the worst days I can remember. I just couldn’t shake this feeling of not being good enough. This morning, I woke up still in that rut. I wasn’t reading my Bible or doing anything spiritual…I was brushing my teeth when a thought came to mind. I…

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3 Simple Steps to Understand Mission and Vision

To be successful, every organization, church, or business needs a clearly defined mission and vision. (Tweet this) Without defined goals, processes, and systems, nothing can be measured or evaluated. No progress can be made. The challenge for leaders young and old is not understanding the power and importance of these two vital identity components. The challenge…

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The Economy of Student Ministry: 10 Ways to Maximize Your Relational Ministry Investment

Does it sound weird to you that a coffee from Starbucks can do more to impact a student than your latest, greatest idea for a youth ministry program? Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but it’s true. There is a really good mini-article in this month’s Group Magazine called The Relational Economy that simply sums up a truth that…

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Starting a Student Ministry from Scratch

I’ve been asked by three different people in the past two weeks what advice I have for someone who is tasked with starting a student ministry from scratch. It’s a frustrating, intimidating job. My advice is this: Pick a school district and make it your mission field. If you don’t already have any students “built…

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