Archive | Youth Ministry-General

03 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

selections from exodus 3 & 4, rewritten for youth workers

selections from exodus 3 & 4, rewritten for youth workers

Mark Oestreicher, all around youth ministry guru and thinker, has re-written Exodus 3 & 4 for youthworkers.  I think you’ll find his post incredibly inspiring.  Please take a moment to click through and read selections from exodus 3 & 4, rewritten for youth workers

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29 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Extravaganza 2009

I’m on my way to the ELCA Youth Ministry Network extravaganza. This is an annual gathering of youthworkers, pastors, and various other folks involved in ministry with young people. The event has been called the town square, where people come to meet and talk shop with others living in the same worlds. I’m presenting a […]

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13 February 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Episode 2

Episode 2

Here’s 14 more minutes of delicious youth ministry nuggets for you to chew on. Episode two includes: A short Bible study on Paul and Ananias- both of whom followed a call in Acts 9 A discussion about how we can observe the ways corporations market to young people Some points on leading constructive discussions with […]

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13 February 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Do you feel fresh?

I just returned from the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza. The Extravaganza is the annual gathering of youth and family ministry folks, publishers, camp folks, and various other contingencies. I have attended this retreat in the past, though it’s been a couple of years. The Extravaganza (the name they use for what I would describe […]

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07 November 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Crowder is Genius

I find The Dave Crowder band to be very authentic worship leaders, and Dave Crowder is a brilliant storyteller.

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24 October 2007 ~ 1 Comment

This American Life- How to talk to kids. Act One

So I stumbled onto some youth ministry gold this week. I have a couple of podcasts set to download into my itunes. I listen to The Ticket’s podcast out of Dallas, my church’s podcast of sermons (I miss more sermons than you think due to youth ministry stuff), the sermons from Mars Hill, and the […]

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01 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

The boy myth

The boy myth

I’ve been looking forward to reading William Pollack’s Real Boys this summer. I think I’m about one chapter in, and I must admid I find it to be a bit alarmist already. It was quite refreshing to read this article from Time that seems much more objective and makes some good points. Some high points […]

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02 July 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Following the call

Thank you to Brad for these insightful comments on call as he reflects on his call to serve in Niger, Africa this summer http://galmidays.blogspot.com/2007/06/what-is-missionary.html My favorite line: “God … threatened to answer a thoughtlessly spoken prayer…”

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12 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

How do you teach youth ministry?

Now that I have graduated with the other DL students from Luther Seminary with an MA in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry, I find myself ready to teach others youth ministry. But what do you teach? This is a legitimate question for me because I will be teaching Foundations of Youth Ministry at Hillsdale Free […]

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17 March 2007 ~ 3 Comments

Church Websites 2.0- from consumers to producers

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A friend of mine recently turned me on the the Group curriculum called Grapple. This is a typical Group curriculum. They seem to have done some good research and I get the sense that the writers have worked with this age group (4th-6th graders) and I sense that the authors really care for kids of […]

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