Youth Ministry

Kobe Byrant And Necessary Thoughts. . . – Youth Ministry Christian Article

The reality and shock of death visited me for the first time when I was seven-years-old. Our President was gunned down and suddenly died. I remember how my young mind raced to make sense of it all. We were glued to the television. Two days later, the reality of death hit again when the President’s alleged shooter was shot and killed on live television. The images, memories, and feelings are etched in my mind more deeply than most anything else…

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Mariners JH Weekend in Review: Volume 3 – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Weekend Teaching Series: RESET: Jesus, Fresh Starts & Screaming Goats (week 3 of 4) Sermon Synopsis: This week Doug Fields was back for a 3rd week in a row (what a way to start the New Year) teaching about the miracles of Jesus to our students. Doug used Sidekick Pick Me to have some fun with some students who used the “check in” system from the church when they arrived and kids loved seeing their name on the screen and…

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Movies, Music, and Memes Seminar (Week 3: Memes) — AYM – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Every year at our church we have a midweek spiritual formation and connectional event for our entire church. We have dinner together, then classes and activities for kids and adults. (I know, it is what the church has been doing this forever, especially our Baptist friends) For our church, 3 weeks in January is all we can do. This year, I have decided to do a three-week class helping our adults navigate pop culture, the good, the bad and the…

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5 Components of an Intentional Junior High Youth Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By Doug Franklin January 22, 2020 Junior high ministry has become the most important ministry in our churches. Due to the drop in the age of adolescence, junior high students are now making the most critical decisions of their lives between the ages of 12–15. They are forming judgments, making faith decisions, and developing their worldview well before high school. If we continue to think that junior high ministry is the step ministry to the high school ministry, we will…

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(Podcast) The Beeline Practices: The Sherlock Effect – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Our lives can boil down to two essential questions: Who do I say Jesus is? And who does Jesus say I am? How can discovering the answers to these questions help us discover our true purpose and identities? Join Rick in the last episode of a series devoted to practices that naturally draw us into a closer “orbit” around Jesus. Let’s take a closer look at Matthew 16:13-20 and how this will help us find our true names. LISTEN TO…

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Youth and Family Ministry: Volunteer Spotlight! – Youth Ministry Christian Article

It takes a lot of volunteers to support our Youth Ministry and Nancy Moorehead has been doing it for the past 18 years! If Nancy looks familiar to you, it’s likely because youth ministry isn’t the only place she offers sacred service to our Center. She assists twice a month in our finance department, helping count the Sunday offerings. She serves as an usher on 5th Sunday’s and she is often found in the rose garden quietly tending the soil,…

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Advocating for Women in Youth Ministry – we really must do better! – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

A couple of years ago I received a bit of pushback to my 11 essential youth ministry books because none of them were written by women. My response was that this, unfortunately, is the reality of the market. For every youth work book written by a woman there are dozens written by men. There is an enormous problem with the body language of youth ministry towards women. Women and Youth Ministry I’m always nervous writing on topics like this because I don’t want to…

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Youth Ministry Round Up #47 – Helping Youth Workers Build Successful Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

If you’re subscriber, welcome! If you are not a subscriber, thanks for checking out this subscriber only resource. You can receive this quality resource in your inbox a few times a month by subscribing here. Happy Tuesday All! I hope your week is off to a good start. As many of you know I took on a job as an assistant facility manager at my church. My days are filled with painting, moving and fixing. Seeing the church from the…

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Wanted: Deposits for the Rooted Illustrations Bank – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Rooted is generating an illustrations bank to be utilized by youth pastors and youth volunteers, and we need your help! But don’t worry, there’s something in it for you too… Purpose When teaching a Bible passage it can be helpful to use examples from culture (including songs, movies, quotes, poems, narratives, graphics, etc.) to further elaborate on the main point of the lesson. However, it is not always easy to think of or find an illustration that helps convey what…

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America’s 2020 ethnic reality—and what it means for you – Youth Ministry Christian Article

The most recent US Census updates showcase new data about young people that every ministry and family needs to know.[1] If you’re a leader of teenagers, half of those you love and serve under 18 are likely to be white, and half are likely to be people of color. If you’re a parent, half of your teenager’s friends are likely white, and half are likely young people of color. Estimates predict that by 2060, young people under 18 will be…

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I Pray for You | TheSource4YM – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I Pray for You – Jaron and the Long Road to Love Main Point: If we want God to answer our prayers, we must pray in Jesus’ name according to God’s will. About the Artist:Jaron Lowenstein is the center of the country music band called Jaron and the Long Road to Love. He began making music in 2009 and sometimes records with his identical twin brother, Evan. Joran is far from being country music’s biggest name, but in his career,…

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FREE Social Media Course – TerraceCrawford.comTerraceCrawford.com – Youth Ministry Christian Article

My friend, Nils Smith, is one of the leading voices on Social Media in the church world today. He has created a 3-part Video Course designed to help churches grow! Are you ready to grow your church using social media? Nils has created 3 unique training sessions on the following: Top 10 Mistakes Churches Make with Social Media The Facebook Framework to Grow Your Church Defining the Win for Your Church on Social Media There is no catch, it’s absolutely…

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Setting Goals in Your Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

“New year, new me.” We’ve all said it… January is unique in that it naturally brings a certain sense of goal-setting to your forethought. Whether those resolutions come to fruition or not can be determined by your mental fortitude as well as a structured plan-of-attack. Your ministry is no different. In student ministry, so much can be managed weekly but many areas of faithfulness rest in setting goals far in advance and executing those goals well. Here are a couple…

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Mom, Can I Have Tik Tok? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Lip sync to your favorite song, show off your dance moves or post a funny video of your cat. Tik Tok is like Vine 2.0. The videos are just 15 seconds long, but like Britney, they’re not that innocent. If your kid has a device, then chances are they have, want, or at least know about Tik Tok, because it’s the hottest thing since SnapChat and Insta…in fact it’s currently the most downloaded app on the planet and considered one of the most…

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Boundaries For Youth Workers. . . – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Over the course of my years in youth ministry I’ve learned many things the hard way. . . either by watching myself or observing friends. One of the lessons I’ve learned is just how important it is for a youth worker to set boundaries. The fact is, we’re in a spiritual battle where the hearts and minds of kids are at stake. Consequently, the enemy wants to take us down. Add to that the fact that we’re all broken and…

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Carpool Youth Ministry: Doug Fields & Josh Griffin on the way to Mariners Junior High – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He’s the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He’s created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their…

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The End of The After 9 Podcast – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Show Notes:  Paula Raitford’s Disco In Memphis  Grow Curriculum Boosted National Youth Workers Convention   An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest By Alan Fadling Xorbee @ Home It’s Isaiah’s favorite “pillow” because it’s climb-able! Thanks Xorbee!  This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Zac Workun Read Full Article

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Movies, Music, and Memes Seminar (Week 2: Music) — AYM – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Every year at our church we have a midweek spiritual formation and connectional event for our entire church. We have dinner together, then classes and activities for kids and adults. (I know, it is what the church has been doing this forever, especially our Baptist friends) For our church, 3 weeks in January is all we can do. This year, I have decided to do a three-week class helping our adults navigate pop culture, the good, the bad and the…

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3 Steps to Create the Youth Ministry You Want – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By Doug Franklin January 8, 2020 Ever noticed a difference between what your youth group “is” and what you want it to “be”? I like to call it the great divide. As a youth pastor, I used to think that my next big outreach or discipleship initiative would change everything and that my youth group of today would magically change into the youth group of my dreams. I have also met a lot of youth workers who dream about an…

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3 Creative Ways to Honor MLK Day – Youth Ministry Christian Article

As we prepare to celebrate MLK Day, we’ll see plenty of “greatest hits” quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. So much of what he said about social justice and racial equality is still relevant today. But Dr. King said a lot of powerful stuff that will never make it onto a meme.… The post 3 Creative Ways to Honor MLK Day appeared first on YouthMinistry.com. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Danette Matty…

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Youth and Family Ministry: Celebrating Earth Day – Youth Ministry Christian Article

On April 20th we merged our youth lesson with a celebration of Earth Day. It was the perfect time to remind ourselves what an amazing miracle this life is. That inside all of us is Universal presence that exists in every aspect of being, in every form of being and in all the space in-between. We spent time marveling at how our bodies know exactly what is needed to function on the inside. How everything works together to support each…

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Beware of New Year’s Resolutions – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Jamie Roach What do you hope for your children in 2020? If you could wave a magic wand and your children would grow or improve in one area of their lives, how would you want them to be different? Perhaps you wish they would be more kind to their siblings or more respectful to their parents? Or maybe you think it would be great if they started a new habit of picking up after themselves or always saying, “please”…

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How to resource your youth worker in 2020 – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

My wife and I recently acquired a cat – and said cat is a pain. Cat needs food – she eats more than I do. Cat needs space to poo – she poo’s twice her body weight. Cat needs places to sleep – usually that’s on my face. Cat needs exercise – she likes to ninja dive bomb off my bookcase in the vain hope that I’ll catch her. Cat needs medicine – she keeps eating stuff she shouldn’t which makes her sick. Cat…

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