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The biggest mistake you can make in your new youth ministry

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The biggest mistake you can make in your new youth ministry is to start with change instead of listening. Listening has to come first.
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GENERATION Z // BORN 1995-2009

GENERATION Z // BORN 1995-2009 | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
See the above infographic in more detail on www.GenerationZ.com.au (an initiative of McCrindle Research). A great resource for those working with children and youth.
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Why Volunteer Leaders Quit

Why Volunteer Leaders Quit | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

Okay, I don’t consider myself an expert at many things.  But I think I am an expert at having my volunteer youth leaders quit!  Quite a claim to fame, don’t you think?

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7 Alternatives To Sunday Morning Announcements

7 Alternatives To Sunday Morning Announcements | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

Ministry leaders think if they just get their event or program “promoted from the stage” people will flood into it. Church communications people are peppered with requests all the time for people wanting to get “their deal” in the announcements.

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Personal Importance Vs. Ministry Importance

Personal Importance Vs. Ministry Importance | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
I want to be in the know. I'll admit it. I like being a part of things. I like being at events. I like talking to people. I like planning things. I know how I work and I know that when I am excited...
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Preparing Students For a Mission Trip

Preparing Students For a Mission Trip | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Summer is just a few short weeks away which means many student pastors are gearing up for a mission trip sometime this summer with their students. In the busyness of handling all the details of the...
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Spartans, chokepoints and disciple-multiplication

Spartans, chokepoints and disciple-multiplication | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

There’s a whole lot of talk about disciple-making and multiplication in church circles these days (a very good thing!) Jesus told his followers to “Go and make disciples….” in Matthew 28:19 and a big part of making disciples is teaching them to make disciples.

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Externally Focused Youth Ministry

Externally Focused Youth Ministry | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Is the youth ministry you lead internally or externally focused? How might we balance these two?
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Disrespect From Parents

Disrespect From Parents | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

I realize that many of us who write blogs and books are older and don’t remember how bad it can be when you’re in your twenties and a few parents have made it their job to make you miserable. So we gloss over this issue and pretend like it doesn’t happen. I don’t want to do that. It’s a real issue and I know it can hurt.

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How To Honor Graduating Students While Keeping The Big Picture In Focus.

How To Honor Graduating Students While Keeping The Big Picture In Focus. | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I am new this school year to my church and its Youth Ministry. In the past years, Axiom (Student Ministry) has had “Grad Nights” to honor the Seniors, where all...
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Wolves Among the Sheep

Wolves Among the Sheep | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

Inside the church there are leaders who are wolves. They use their power and position to abuse the sheep.

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Why Leadership Goes Bad

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Every time leadership goes bad it can be traced back to one of two things: balance or value.

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Youth Ministry & The Art of Running the Race...

Youth Ministry & The Art of Running the Race... | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago the ministry I work for decided to use the NJ Long Branch Marathon as a fundraiser.  At first I didn’t think much of it.  I’m not a runner.  As a matter of fact I am an asthm...
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7 Quick Tips to Look Like A Youth Ministry Professional

7 Quick Tips to Look Like A Youth Ministry Professional | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Over the next few weeks I will tackle different aspects about what it means to be a professional in the context of youth ministry. There are a lot of conflicting rules and expectations that people ...
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Authenticity in an Age of Spiritual Fact-checking: How Technology is Changing Millennial Faith (Infographic)

Authenticity in an Age of Spiritual Fact-checking: How Technology is Changing Millennial Faith (Infographic) | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
What happens when the unique spiritual characteristics and technological trends among Millennials collide? The latest study from Barna Group explores just that. In an era of radical transparency, M...
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In an era of radical transparency, Millennials have a heightened sensitivity for artificiality and false promotion. Any leader or organization who wants to engage the next generation—whether from the pulpit or the classroom—must take care their messages are free of all false promises and exaggerations… or pay the price
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The Two Sides to Leadership

The Two Sides to Leadership | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

There are two sides to leadership: doing and being.  The doing side is what leaders do; the being side is who leaders are.

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The biggest mistake you can make in your new youth ministry

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The biggest mistake you can make in your new youth ministry is to start with change instead of listening. Listening has to come first.
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Four Things That Should Be in Your Next Message

Four Things That Should Be in Your Next Message | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

I can't help you with the specifics of your particular message for this coming weekend, but here are four things I believe should be a part of it.

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The Value of Mission Trip Training

The Value of Mission Trip Training | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

To really prepare for a trip you need to understand what the team is going to struggle with. I like starting training by doing a series of team building activities so I can see what the issues are.

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What Your Graduating Seniors Might Show You About Your Youth Ministry

What Your Graduating Seniors Might Show You About Your Youth Ministry | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

Sometime in the last week or so, youth workers across the country have processed through one of the bigger events on their ministry calendars. Senior graduation. For some of you, it's happening this week. Graduation is a whirlwind time that can hold a variety of different emotions all at once.

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Boundaries for Youth Leaders

Boundaries for Youth Leaders | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
It seems like a regular occurrence that I hear about a youth pastor or a youth leader messing up with a teenager sexually. It is sad, but it is the reality. The reality is simple. Anyone of us coul...
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The Problem With Perfectionism In Your Youth Ministry

The Problem With Perfectionism In Your Youth Ministry | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

I spent a whole summer working on small group curriculum for our middle school small groups. I invested hours of research and writing, trying to build the perfect set of questions and reflections that would enable teens to go deeper in their relationship with Christ. In the end this curriculum was never used. Why? It was too complicated.

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YS Idea Lab: Loving People Inefficiently (Bob Goff)

YS Idea Lab: Loving People Inefficiently (Bob Goff) | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
YS Idea Lab - Bob Goff: Loving People Inefficiently
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Youth Ministry Transitions

Youth Ministry Transitions | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
This is a season of transitions in our ministry.
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Youth Ministry Leadership: Who Do You Trust?

Youth Ministry Leadership: Who Do You Trust? | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Who do you trust? Recently I was asked to go on a mission trip to Guatemala with a team of adults. The cool thing about this experience is that its being led by our Senior Pastor, and he views this...
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Marriage Ministry Resources

Marriage Ministry Resources | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

This is focused on marriage ministry, but tons of great series on things like the fruit of the Spirit, and other topics that would do well with youth.

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