Self-Care 101 for Youth Ministers

Sometimes in ministry you need to make time for yourself. Self-care is important for balance in Youth Ministry. Before you start implementing rules in your life for self-care, you need to start with time management. Creating a work calendar will help keep you organized and hold you accountable to your […]

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Recovering Sinners: Why the 12 Steps Work

The Year of Mercy has officially begun and is in full swing. Mercy begins with forgiveness; forgiving yourself and owning your mistakes. At the start of the new year, I often hear “new year, new me,” being said. However, it’s important to forgive yourself for the past mistakes you’ve made. […]

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Youth Ministry: Building Confidence in Speaking

Have you ever heard of the old speaking technique of “picture your audience naked?” Yeah, I think it’s not a good idea too, especially if you work with youth. I have never tried this technique frankly because it’s disturbing. When I think about speaking in front of a large crowd […]

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Ask the Therapist: Speaking to Adolescents About Drugs

I remember making the commitment to never use drugs in the 6th grade through our local D.A.R.E program. In D.A.R.E, I remember learning about the negative consequences of drugs. Unfortunately, in the young adolescent mind, abstract thinking is still developing and the threat of consequences from drugs and alcohol can […]

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