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A place where youth workers can find information, resources, and encouragement so they can reach every youth for Christ
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I said YES!

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I was recently asked if I really thought that junior high students were mature enough to handle making choices.  Let me be clear with you all.  My answer was YES! Here is what I was asked, “Do you ...
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5 Reasons Why Small Groups Are Worth It

5 Reasons Why Small Groups Are Worth It | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
If you didn't know yet, I'm making a transition within HSM to take over overseeing al of our high school small groups. The last year I have been focusing on running our weekend services (which I st...
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The youthministry360 Easter Vault

The youthministry360 Easter Vault | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

At ym360, we're most passionate about seeing teenagers grow to love Christ more, and about equipping youth workers to help facilitate this growth. Pretty simple, right? But this focus really does drive all that we do.

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“The Competition for Coolness Never Stops” – How Facebook and Twitter Affect Teens

“The Competition for Coolness Never Stops” – How Facebook and Twitter Affect Teens | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
With the expansion of social media, every space is a space of "mutual self-display." We are no longer seen doing something; we're doing something to be seen.
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Whose Fault is it?

Whose Fault is it? | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Youth Ministry is the only profession I know of where people seem to think they can’t fail.

 

In any secular job a person takes they are given goals, tasks, and measurable standards by which their success can be evaluated.
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Ministry Jealousy...It's Not a Competition

Ministry Jealousy...It's Not a Competition | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
I thought I would post something based on an article I read the other day. "Dear Youth Pastor; It Isn't a Competition" on the Resurgence. Read it if you get a chance. But the post below is somethin...
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Freebie: New Student Contact Form

Freebie: New Student Contact Form | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
It’s very important to snag contact information when new students show up to youth group. It helps you follow up, connect with them personally, and demonstrate that they are valued. If you us...
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Stressed Out Students

Stressed Out Students | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Steven: Just as we deal with stressors in our own lives, students deal with their own unique sets of stressors. They deal with pressure from parents to perform well in school, tension from coaches ...
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Sticky Faith Cohort - Day One

After spending a few hours with Chap Clark, Brad Griffin, and Kara Powell our team was relatively encouraged by what we heard and where we are heading as a next gen ministry. Obviously we have a lot to learn and a long way to go.

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5 Apps for Managing Youth Ministry

5 Apps for Managing Youth Ministry | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Over the past year I've found myself returning to these 5 apps time and time again to help me manage ministry and life in general. Each one of these apps brings something to the table that helps me...
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Caught Not Taught: Part 5 – Work Ethic

Caught Not Taught: Part 5 – Work Ethic | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

For the past few weeks here on MTDB we have been going through a series about the 6 things our students must learn from watching our lives. When we preach on these topics, it needs to come from a place on integrity in our lives that we have been living out these values.

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Trouble Shooting A Mission Trip

Trouble Shooting A Mission Trip | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

One thing I have noticed over the years is that most youth workers miss a very important step and it usually comes back to bite them. It’s communicating the vision for the trip to the adult volunteers who will be going with you.

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YOUTH MINISTRY'S NUMBER ONE OBSTACLE

YOUTH MINISTRY'S NUMBER ONE OBSTACLE | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
I n a recent survey ( get the survey results here ) of over 600 youth ministries, my friends on the student ministries staff over at Lifechurch.tv discovered that the number one obstacle in youth ministries across the nation, regardless of size...
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Staying and Stereotypes

Staying and Stereotypes | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

Tonight as I was driving home from what feels like my 1000th high school sporting event of the year, I had an amazing conversation with a student. We talked about how just one decision can change the course of your entire life, and how your changed life has the potential to change so many others.

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A New Job Description For Veteran Volunteer Youth Workers?

A New Job Description For Veteran Volunteer Youth Workers? | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Just last night I chatted to Marve and Maryann. They are two incredible youth workers who have been volunteering for nearly 20 years in youth ministry! How awesome is that? However, a trend that I ...
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Get Away With Your Team

National Network of Youth Ministries's insight:

I'm going to be honest, my first choice was to get away at a lake house or somewhere far away where our student ministry team could pray, play and perhaps even build a campfire.  Heck, maybe we could have joined together in a incredible rendition of Kum Ba Yay.  Who knows?

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7 ways to make prayer a bigger priority in your life and ministry

7 ways to make prayer a bigger priority in your life and ministry | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Where the Gospel and Youth Ministry Collide
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Healthy You – Healthy Youth Ministry! Part 3 – How To Create And Sustain Healthy Habits

Healthy You – Healthy Youth Ministry! Part 3 – How To Create And Sustain Healthy Habits | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
In our previous post, Scott Tinman shared how he has moved from being a youth ministry couch potato to someone who is running EVERY day for close to 10 months. Today Scott wraps up our series as he...
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5 simple ways to make the gospel a bigger priority in your meetings

5 simple ways to make the gospel a bigger priority in your meetings | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Where the Gospel and Youth Ministry Collide
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Rural Youth Ministry: Thriving Where You're Planted

Rural Youth Ministry: Thriving Where You're Planted | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
When you think of youth ministry do you think about the smaller churches in rural America? I think many of us, if we were to think about it (those who don't or haven't served in rural youth ministr...
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Harlem Shake is Youth Ministry

Harlem Shake is Youth Ministry | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
If you are around any students, I guarantee you have seen and or heard of the Harlem Shake video craze. You will love it or hate it but the truth is, students love it. I personally don't get what t...
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Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
Connectivity can be a good and bad thing within youth ministry. Most of our students are over-connected and struggle to be present. Here's how to help!
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3 Recommended Books for Student Ministry Game Ideas

3 Recommended Books for Student Ministry Game Ideas | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it
A few months ago I wrote a post about my top three favorite websites to get student ministry game ideas. Even though there are countless websites out there with great game ideas, there are also som...
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3 Things I Learned in My First Year of Youth Ministry

3 Things I Learned in My First Year of Youth Ministry | Global Youth Ministry | Scoop.it

My first year in ministry has been incredibly awesome, incredibly hard, and easily the best year I’ve had yet. It has been so great to look back and reflect on all of the successes and… not successes that I’ve had this year and see how much God has taught me along the way. I thought I would share a few of the big things that I have learned this year.

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