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March 2014

From Frustration to Breakthrough

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One of the tools we use often at 3DM is a simple tool called the SWOT Analysis.  It helps us understand our current reality so we can better focus our energy and make plans for next steps to get where we want to go. This year, we finally have breakthrough in an area that has been camping out in “frustration”…

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Building a Missional Culture isn’t as Easy as A-B-C

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As many of you know, Wayfarer is part of a larger organization called 3DM. Every Wednesday, we will be highlighting a blog written by another part of the movement. Today’s post is from the leader of 3DM Europe, Rich Robinson. He shares insight into what it means to truly live in a missional culture. Is your community (including your students!) marked…

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The One Thing a Youth Pastor Has to Understand

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I felt God calling me into youth ministry when I was in college. And although it was a profound spiritual experience, it also made a lot of sense practically. My freshmen year I had started a small group Bible study. Then sophomore year I began meeting friends for coffee and one-on-one mentoring. And the next year, several roommates and I…

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Connecting Students to the Whole Body

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Today, our writer Gina Mueller shares insightful and practical thoughts on building bridges between students and the rest of the church body. Gina will be speaking at our upcoming workshop next week! Click here for more details.   Connecting Students to the Whole Body   This year marked a decade in Student Ministry for me.  As I reflect on where…

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Creating a Discipling Culture from the Bottom Up

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Recently, we met up with one of our awesome writers, Gina Mueller. We asked her the question, “How can we create a culture of discipleship in our youth ministry when there is a lack of buy-in from senior leadership?” Here, she shares her wise thoughts. Gina will be speaking at the Wayfarer Workshop in Minneapolis, MN: March 24-26. Click here for…

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