Staying *Fresh* As a Youth Minister

You’re 100 percent who God has designed you to be. Because of the internet, most are used to differences. Sometimes they’re not. In the end, we all want to hear, “well done, my good and faithful servant.”

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50 Fun and Free Ideas for Fall

We took some ideas off, added new goals, and reflected on the importance of embracing what the different seasons of our lives can do for us. Fall is an exciting time to spend getting creative with the people you love and also super worthwhile for our spiritual life!

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10 Fun and *Modest* Halloween Costume Ideas for 2021

At times it can be challenging to find a costume that is not only creative, but also modest. So, I did my research and got creative to save you some time. Here are some Halloween costume ideas that I found.

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Prayers for Those EDGE Kids and Teens Who Can’t Keep Still!

Many of our EDGE kids, teens, and even adults find it challenging to be still during prayer, and as a result, they frequently give up before they even have a chance to start. God knows our hearts. He knows our limitations as well as our strengths, and He reaches out to each of us in a way that we can understand.

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Mental Health Check: Ministering to Teens while Struggling with Anxiety

In ministry, we have a wonderful opportunity to help teenagers know Jesus Christ and encounter him in all of their circumstances and challenges. Being aware of our emotional background and history can help us accompany teenagers in a healthy and holistic way. If anxiety and depression are a part of your story, you have a unique opportunity to understand and accompany young people, but only if you are in a healthy place.

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10 JPII Quotes to Inspire your Ministry

Post these quotes on your walls, memorize them, share them with your teens, or simply, just pray with them and hold them close to your heart. Whatever you do, “be not afraid” of this great task set before you in ministry. The Lord is holding you close and St. John Paul II has so boldly proclaimed His words of peace.

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Images of Faith: Evangelizing on Social Media

On the inside of soaring cathedrals were walls and windows filled with Christian imagery. Scenes from creation, lives of the Saints, and stories of the Gospels danced around visitors as they explored these churches. Even if those Christians couldn’t read the written Word of God, they could still take in the stories around which their faith revolved.

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10 New Worship Songs to Bring New Fire

New Fire breathes an air of revival, opening ourselves to the life-changing power of the Holy Spirit. Just like the disciples in the Upper Room, we receive the Holy Spirit, but then we are sent into the world to create change, to utilize our gifts, talents, qualities, and abilities, and to ‘stir into flame’ the gift that God has given to us all.

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Helping Teens Through Heartbreak

This is the reality of the world. Teenagers are experiencing things way earlier than previous generations. Most teenagers will experience some romantic heartbreak in High School. So how do we help them? Below are practicals to keep in mind when helping a teenager deal with heartbreak.

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The 10 Books You Should Read (or Recommend) this Summer!

If you were to exercise one new habit this summer, I’d HIGHLY suggest the habit of reading. With all the chaos in our world today, the gift of reading can be a source of refreshment you didn’t even know was an option.

In honor of dropping this fact nugget on you, here is a list of some highly recommended books — covering a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, and Catholic titles — for both you and the teens you serve.

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