Monthly Archives : June 2004

Bible Study: Youth Faith – Biblical Text Messages about Young Souls

Bible Study: Youth Faith – Biblical Text Messages about Young Souls

This four-part study takes an in-depth look at the faith life of young people in the Bible, including Daniel, Mary, the sons of Eli (Hophni and Phinehas), and the rich young ruler. Continue reading

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Christian Rock Rules

Christian Rock Rules

In this article, Josh Salzburg discusses the genre of Christian rock and its recent success on the charts. Continue reading

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Parenting Point: To Catch A Busy Bee

Parenting Point: To Catch A Busy Bee

In this Parenting Point, Mary Halberg talks about how to best encourage the help of busy parents in the congregation you serve. Continue reading

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One Volunteer’s Perspective on Avoiding Burnout

One Volunteer’s Perspective on Avoiding Burnout

Volunteers in any area of the Church face a difficult and sometimes thankless task. Fortunately, the rewards volunteering can bring often override the frustrations and hardships. In this short article, Martha Andres, a long time volunteer, offers her perspective on how volunteers can avoid becoming overwhelmed and burnt out while on their individual ministry journeys. Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Recruitment

The Art and Science of Recruitment

Recruiting volunteers for your youth program takes both careful planning and a certain amount of panache. This article by DCE Brent Howard offers advice on how to approach those you would like to see involved in your congregation’s program. Continue reading

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The Essential Volunteer Youth Ministry Library

The Essential Volunteer Youth Ministry Library

This helpful article provides a list of some essential youth programming resources for the volunteer youth worker. Continue reading

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Tips on Team Building

Tips on Team Building

DCE veteran Cheri Selander offers some pithy advice on how to build a good, solid team of volunteers and on how to keep that team going strong. Continue reading

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Why Junior High?

Why Junior High?

It’s the big youth programming question: Shoud you divide up the Jr. High and Sr. High students into seperate groups? In this short article, Rev. Terry Dittmer offers some advice on this issue. Continue reading

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Recruiting the Best from Among the Least Likely

Recruiting the Best from Among the Least Likely

When recruiting volunteers, it helps to avoid assumptions and stereotypes. In this short article, Rev. Terry Dittmer offers some suggestions for moving past basic suppositions to get the best people involved in your youth program. Continue reading

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The Corps: Working with Youth Ministry Volunteers

The Corps: Working with Youth Ministry Volunteers

Youth ministry volunteers often prove to be a great blessing to a youth program. This article discusses how to go about building a volunteer corp of your own. Continue reading

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