Why You Can’t Form Community

We need community, and the good news is you are already part of a few, now get to work in transforming them from something where you are just a frequent shopper number into a place where you are sustained and supported.

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The Difference Between My Ministry and My Faith

Doing ministry day in and day out is awesome and an incredible privilege, but nothing, including youth ministry, can replace your personal relationship with Jesus.

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Creativity in Prayer

We all have taken on a ‘do whatever it takes’ mentality in ministry over these challenging and uncertain months. But, as we have all taken on new responsibilities, new roles, and navigated through these rough waters, we recognize that some areas of our own lives may need that same attention and creativity.

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The Struggle is Real: Helping Teens with Mental Health

You’ve probably had a teenager who has wrestled with this, and a significant part of your youth group likely experiences some kind of mental health issue. So how can you help? The good news is that as a Youth Minister and someone walking with teens in the faith, Christ gives us real tools to help teens actively struggling with mental health.

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Friends Outside the Bubble

As leaders in ministry, we need to have a diversity of friends. Instead of surrounding ourselves only with fellow youth ministers, it is important to reach out and create friendships with those of different occupations.

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2020: Finding Gratitude in the Small Matters

At the moment, 2020 has felt long. It has felt arduous and unfair. It’s been uncomfortable and I’ve been tempted repeatedly to go mad by this plaguing question of “why?” It’s such a tempting question… After all, it holds the promise of fulfilling or, rather, filling our hearts with something we all desire: answers.

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COVID Christmas: Helping Teens Navigate the 2020 Holiday Season

With all of the difficulties this year has brought, it is fitting that 2020 throws us one last challenge of accompanying our teens through a tough holiday season. Let’s use all we have learned this past year to compassionately and creatively share Christ’s light and love with our teens this Advent and Christmas – socially distanced, of course!

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Inviting Teens Deeper

The beauty of discipleship is that the more you work, the more workers you create. As teens become disciples, they will be able to make their friends disciples.

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Bring it On, New Normal: Relational Ministry is Here to Stay

During the peak of the pandemic, with a mask on as her main weapon against COVID-19, Trish Vega would brave the streets of New York, walking from West to East Village once a week, just to check on me and teach me the four habits of discipleship.

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How We Interact Online

When asking ourselves what is relevant and what is not, it is best to consider the intention behind posting content.

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