2018-05_CYM-CoreGifts

How to Thank Your Core

In the midst of all that madness, here is your gentle reminder to practice gratitude, my dear youth minster friend.

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2018-05_CYM-Steubenville

Why Your Teens Need a Steubenville Conference

It wasn’t easy for my Core Team and I to discern which summer events we would offer to our teens, but the Steubenville Conference was always one of them.

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2018-04_CYM-TeensBasics

Reminder: Teens Need Basics

In my last blog, I mentioned that I was somewhat surprised by two things in a session I got to facilitate for our diocesan youth conference. I wrote about “mean teens” last time and now, I want to talk about the need to address our Catholic understanding on sexuality and […]

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2018-04_CYM-MeanTeens

Mean Teens

I know “mean girls” exist — I’ve been working with teens for a long time.

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2018-04_CYM-Grief

Steps to Take When You’re Trying to Serve Through Grief

I knew I had to claw myself out of the hole I was in and find a way to cope that was healthy. Below you will find 6 ways that I have found to help you cope in a healthy way.

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2018-04_CYM-ElephantOnChest

The Elephant On My Chest: A Life Night on Depression and Anxiety Disorders

Sadness and stress are feelings we experience. Whether a teen is suffering from a clinical disorder, or going through a difficult time, The Elephant on My Chest can help them understand what they are experiencing, teach them how to seek help or help others, and explore how they can find Jesus with them in their struggle.

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2018-02_CYM-WhenItsDark

When it’s Dark

When It’s Dark is a Life Night dedicated to helping teens and communities process and recover from crisis situations.

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2018-02_CYM-Budget

Budgeting has the Word “Budge” in it

It’s one thing to budge on a dollar amount, but to budge on the vision you’ve prayed through is something else entirely.

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2018-02_CYM-FastFromResources

Don’t Fast from Resources this Lent

Whether you are responsible for High School or Middle School ministry, have a large group or small groups, are looking to bring teens together for a Reconciliation and Adoration service or send them away with personal reflections, we have resources for you.

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2017-11_CYM-EpiphanyCore

Epiphany Sunday: A Core Recruitment Opportunity

Think about it; the busyness of Christmas is in the past, families have figured out their commitments and have a general routine in place, and adults are setting resolutions for the year that often include a desire to strengthen their relationship with God. What better way is there than to join a community that will pray with and for you, hold you accountable to live as a disciple of Christ, and help you learn about your faith while being a witness to teenagers?

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