Methodology

5 Things To Do To Map Out Your Best Fall Calendar – Youth Ministry Christian Article

(A quick note from our Blog Editor: I know, I know. WHY on EARTH am I sharing this blog about planning for FALL? We are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and have no idea when or how our ministry will start meeting in person again, much less what the new school year will hold! But hear me out friends: This too shall pass. And when it does, it would be helpful to already have a clear vision and…

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5 Things To Do To Map Out Your Best Fall Calendar – Youth Ministry Christian Article

(A quick note from our Blog Editor: I know, I know. WHY on EARTH am I sharing this blog about planning for FALL? We are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and have no idea when or how our ministry will start meeting in person again, much less what the new school year will hold! But hear me out friends: This too shall pass. And when it does, it would be helpful to already have a clear vision and…

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Rethinking How We Plan – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I’m a planner, an organizer, a structurer-of-schedules, and a tweaker-of-timelines. I live by to-do lists and daily plans. And, yes, I’m that person who will write something on the to-do list after I have done it just to feel more accomplished. As a high school teacher, my classes are busy from bell to bell. And goodness knows that for all of the craziness that youth ministry entails, these schedules and timelines and organization are important (otherwise, we still wouldn’t have…

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3 Easy Ways to Building Relationships With Your Teens – Youth Ministry Christian Article

A couple weeks ago, we were wrapping up Thrive Friday for June and I was thinking about future professional development topics and volunteer training resource ideas. Suddenly, a strange realization hit me. We spend a lot of time talking and teaching about the importance of building relationships with teenagers and how to do that. Which is a great thing, don’t get me wrong. But it sparked the question “why do we need to teach people how to be in relationship…

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How Do I Define the Win in Ministry? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Let’s dive right into Mark chapter 4, right in the middle of the story. Jesus has spent the day teaching the crowds in parables. He hit some of his more famous one: The Parable of the Sower, The Parable of the Lamp, and The Parable of the Mustard Seed. It’s been a good day. It’s been a busy day. Crowds and crowds of people heard Jesus preach that day. His message had reached multitudes. And as the day comes to…

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