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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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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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07 February 2007 ~ 0 Comments

The Multi Church Event

As youth ministry has matured over the years we’ve seen more and more organizations develop that host youth ministry events that churches can bring their kids to. In my nine years of youth ministry it seems to me that the number of multi-church retreats that we’re invited to has increased. Generally, I think these events […]

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24 January 2007 ~ 5 Comments

Hilarious Jesus videos

A friend pointed me to this website with some great videos for teaching or just for a laugh. http://vintage21.com/pages/link/video

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24 January 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Training Volunteers

We’ve had a number of conversations surrounding the training of volunteers. One of our peers (the Tom Experience) talked about training volunteers in clusters during times and places that worked for them such as dinner at someone’s house, after church on Sunday, at Starbucks Saturday morning. These clusters might be as small as two or […]

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