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Webinar – Resourcing Student Leaders, April 16th

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Tuesday, Aril 16, 2013 2:00pm to3:00pm (EDT)This webinar will be focused on those in youth and student ministry. We’ll be talking about discipleship and mission among teenagers and how to better equip both lay and staff leadership when reaching teens. This webinar will be led by Sam Breen, Director of Wayfarer. Sam Breen will be interviewing Chris Ozorio, 3DM coach…

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If Youth Want to Leave, Let Them Leave

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It’s an interesting time for youth work across the western world right now. Rightly, many are questioning in an environment where financial resources in the church are stretched more than ever before what the return on investment has been on the last decade of finance being pumped into a generation. This in my mind (although this may surprise many of…

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Why is Wayfarer Camp Different?

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Today, we’re looking at camp-well-designed. Here’s why this is important: If you are trying to put discipleship and mission at the heart of everything you’re doing…it’s not just the adults! It’s kids and teens as well. And we as looked at in Monday’s post…camp can be hugely influential in creating milestones for teens that create new groovers in their life….

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The “Cool Effect”

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Youth Ministers are surrounded by pressures on almost every side. The pressure to organize the impressive retreats and come back with all the students in tact. The pressure from parents, who believe that their kids’ good or bad decisions are the fault of the Youth Minister. The pressure to stay on budget, but still grow in all areas of ministry….

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The Problem with a God-given Dream

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Deep in our hearts, God reveals desires, goals, and aspirations. Maybe it’s to launch a company, to write a book, or start a youth ministry. There are dreams woven into the fabric of who we are, the desires of our hearts. But there is one big problem with God-given dreams. He asks for them back. Consider Abraham. God calls him away…

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Why Camp Matters

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Camps often serve as a milestone in a person’s life – one that can’t be replaced by anything else. Milestones often don’t change your direction, they help you recognize how far you have gone and how much further your have to go. Maybe more importantly, when you get lost, milestones are a specific point you can visit in order to make…

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Youth Ministry of the Future

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  We seemed to have settled into an uncomfortable position in youth and young adult ministry. Almost everyone agrees that what we have done in the past no longer works; in fact, we’re not completely sure it really “worked” in the first place. After all, we’ve all heard the alarming statistics of people leaving the church once they leave high…

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Looking back at Wayfarer Camp at the Beach

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Last week, about 400 students and leaders from all over the country gathered with our team at the Crown Reef resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for Wayfarer Camp. It was an amazing week as God once again helped students and leaders set aside false names in their lives so that they can live and go on mission as God’s namesakes….

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