A Ministry Primer for Navigating the Virus Outbreak – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Sometimes the movement of history feels glacial; sometimes it turns on a dime. And sometimes, today for instance, history shoves us off the subway platform onto the tracks. Now we must learn how to “live and breathe and move” in a world where “pandemic” is no longer a plot device in a film but a present reality. That means we adjust to “life on the tracks” by changing our default habit patterns and broadening the scope of what is “normal.”…

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Valentine’s Day Do’s and Don’ts – Youth Ministry Christian Article

We will soon be celebrating the most beloved and hated holiday in all of tween and teen-dom: Valentine’s Day. During adolescence, it seems to become THE DAY when your friends, crushes, and relationships prove their love for you via candy gram or stuffed bear.… The post Valentine’s Day Do’s and Don’ts appeared first on YouthMinistry.com. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Leneita Fix Read Full Article

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Programming: Simple, Fun Service Opener Video – Youth Ministry Christian Article

This last week we had our Youth Winter Conference. I will have to post about it later because I am still trying to process how awesome it was because it surpassed all expectations. It was the first time we ran something like this but in a nutshell: 3 nights in a row we put on a service and then an event. We had all our campuses together, bussed them every night in and basically put on an in-house winter camp…

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Youth Ministry From A Parents Perspective – Helping Youth Workers Build Successful Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

If you’re not a parent, how often do you look at your youth ministry form a parent’s perspective? It could change how often you have conflict with parents. It could open doors for parents to become part for your team or to at least serve in some compacity. This is goal of my conversation in today’s Youth Ministry in Motion Podcast. My guest is Jennifer Naumann Uren. She has five kids, one that has gone through youth group, one in…

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Duct Tape Ideas For Your Youth Retreat – Helping Youth Workers Make Life Long Followers Of Jesus – Youth Ministry Christian Article

You can play these games or use these activities as part of your weekly program, but I think these would also work great as part of a youth retreat. Here are more ideas for using duct tape on a youth retreat Duct tape name tags (first night only) Duct tape obstacle course (this could be a physical one humans have to go through or it could be a course you have roll your duct tape through) Duct tape miniature golf…

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What I’m Working On This Month – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Here’s What’s Happening In October! After a very busy September (Promotion Sunday, Volunteer Kick-Off Party, and our 1st Preschool Family Experience for the new year), October looks to be a much more laid back month. However, there are some things that I’m looking forward to! CURRICULUM Each month, I edit our curriculum to fit our needs. During this process, we inventory our supplies and…

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7 Sticky Situations Your Youth Ministry Is Going To Need A Policy For – Helping Youth Workers Make Life Long Followers Of Jesus – Youth Ministry Christian Article

*if you enjoyed the episode, I’d love if you stopped by itunes and left a few stars and a review. Someone asked me about a situation concerning A PDA issue in their youth ministry and thought I’d expand on that with some other youth ministry policy issues you should think through. Let me make a distinction, first Rules are what we make to make to create order – No one in the sound booth if you’re not running it, etc.…

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Downshifting Your Summer Strategy – YouthMinistry.com – Youth Ministry Christian Article

If you’re a volunteer youth worker who needs to take a break, this article might help you. If you’re a youth pastor with maxed-out volunteers, this article might give you perspective. I am a longtime volunteer youth worker and full-time staffer at my church in a non-youth ministry role. As I write, the summer hasn’t even begun and, already, I have facts-of-life factors pulling me back from my traditional fourth-gear pace. While I’m still involved with our weekend middle school ministry,…

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