Engaging Parents in Youth Ministry

Getting parents involved in your ministry is either really difficult or really easy. For most of us, it’s probably a combination of the two. Perhaps you have parents who’ve been begging to be part of ministry since your first kick-off. Maybe you feel like pulling teeth from a horse would […]

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Parents: Friend or Frienemy?

OK, I am just going put all my cards out on the table….I LOVE PARENTS. Seriously I do. Well, like 90% of them anyways. But really, that’s a pretty good average I think! And no, it’s not because I am now a parent of an Edge teen (which is just weird, […]

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Transforming Communication – Life Teen and Flocknote

How would your ministry transform if you could: text your teens and email your parents all from one communication tool? capture all their replies in one, organized place? do it all safely and in compliance with Safe Environment guidelines? save money doing it? and get exclusive, pre-loaded Life Teen content […]

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Wanna Tackle Homecoming with Me?

You know it. You’ve seen it. There are the cute and adorable homecoming #posals, and then there are the creative and cheesy ones all over social media. Regardless, it’s inevitable if your teens are going to homecoming or not – they see something about homecoming. Here are some suggestions to help […]

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Teamwork makes the Dream Work

Someone recently gave me a note card that read: “Never ever stop dreaming big crazy dreams” As youth ministers, we have some pretty EPIC dreams. We want good things for our teens and our parish. Accidentally and unintentionally, sometimes we do this by solely focusing on the youth ministry program […]

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You Have a Voice: A Message to Core Members

We have all faced it. That awkward moment when a Core member has an amazing idea or suggestion, and they’re hesitant to share it with the group because they are certain the youth minister will reject it. On numerous occasions, I’ve seen Core afraid to speak up with new ideas […]

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