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September 2013

The chocolate cushion lesson

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“Oh my goodness this is a mess,” said Jane.   Jane was in our youth group and had an eclectic dress sense, a great sense of humour and had only recently joined our little church community.   I was new in post as the youth worker at our church and was fresh faced, enthusiastic and ready to change the world…

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Discipleship & International Missions…Same Strategy, Many Locations.

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Today we have the privilege of featuring a blog from our great friend and partner in the 3DM/Wayfarer movement, Matt Tyler. He, his wife, and his two daughters live in Charleston, SC. There, Matt serves as the Director of Missional Living (Missions Pastor) at Riverbluff Church. To learn more about Matt, visit http://callmematt.wordpress.com/about/   Discipleship & International Missions…Same Strategy, Many…

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Fans or Followers

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As football season is under way, favorite team gear has made its way back out to the front of the closet and life schedules are arranged around when certain games are playing.  I grew up in Nebraska…you can’t live there without being a Husker fan.  Really.  The grocery store is absolutely empty when the game is on.  Families and friends…

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Coming Home vs. Being at the Airport

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Early on as a student pastor, I felt the pressure every week to pull students away from their busy lives and into our Sunday service. At times, I felt like a needy parent begging grown kids to come home for the weekend. Classic guilt trips work well. “You never come to church anymore. Are you forgetting about us?” Or straight-up…

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Should I stay or should I Go now?

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This is a another guest blog post from our great friend Chris Ozorio. To read his last blog click here _____________ There are a lot of conversations out there amongst Youth Leaders regarding longevity.  One in particular that has bubbled up is “Should I stay the course or search for a different context?” Whether you’re just getting started in Youth ministry…

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Youth Ministry as a Stepping Stone

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  Youth Minister Longevity.  It’s a thing.  There are books, blogs, statistics and other resources informing you how to last longer in your youth ministry job.  Are you burned out?  Consider this leadership development conference to revive you.  Are parents driving you crazy with demands?  It must not be meant to last and they just don’t understand you.  Not seeing…

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