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Summit reflection video for The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time with Joel Stepanek.
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by Chris Epplett
There is a clear connection between relational ministry and prayer we often forget. When the teens are there, it’s time to build relationships. When they aren’t there, we can and should be praying for them.
by Monica Harness
A Core Team that prays together stays together. If that sounds familiar, it’s likely because there is a well know quote that says, “A family that prays together stays together”. However, the word family doesn’t need to be changed to Core Team either. After all, Core Teams usually become second families. […]
by Tim Claudin
Here are a few questions I tend to ask myself about Core Team Retreats… Why Should I plan/attend a Core Retreat? Teens. Teens are the ultimate reason I became a youth minister⎯I love being with the teens. However, there’s this other group of people that cannot and should not be […]
by Kelly Colangelo
Dear Core Team Members, Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Seriously, thank you (insert my genuine voice saying thank you here)! We all know that middle and high schoolers, as well as myself, don’t say thank you often enough. I want you to know how very grateful I am for […]
by Joe Chernowski
It was my second year at a parish, and the Core Team was coming together for our planning and fun day before the semester got started. When I say “Core Team,” I am referring to some people who had said yes just a few days prior along with those who […]
by Kenn DeMoll
Have you ever had had so many Core Team members you didn’t know what to do with them all? Ok, me neither. My early years in ministry were often spent desperately begging someone, anyone to join the Core Team. I did so much begging that people would start avoiding me […]
Growing up I was scared to go on the spinning waterslide into my pool. When I looked at it – I thought it was awesome. I remember many times going up the ladder, trying to sit on the top of the slide, but I just couldn’t get myself to go […]
by Michael Gagnon
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 […]