Monthly Archives : September 2005

Working with Youth Ministry Volunteers

Working with Youth Ministry Volunteers

Volunteers are more likely to stay volunteers if you give them meaningful work to do. This article offers some advice on plugging the best people into the best jobs. Continue reading

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The Rest of the Week–The Professional’s Responsibility

The Rest of the Week–The Professional’s Responsibility

Much research has been and is being done on the fostering and formation of faith. The research clearly speaks to the role of the faith community in this process. When youth ministry is done well, it seeks to enlighten the faith formation of youth, which includes the active engagement of the entire faith community, but most importantly, the youths’ parents. This article talks about going beyond the pizza and fun to build a family-focused youth program for your congregation. Continue reading

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Skit: The Identity Expo

Casting about for an identity that “works” during the teen years is terribly hard. Wouldn’t it be easier if identities could be bought and sold across counter tops? If being all you could be only meant purchasing a few items at the big Identity Expo? The characters in this skit try to do just that, and in the process learn that the “basic must haves” of anyone’s identity come free. Continue reading

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The Rookie Minefield

The Rookie Minefield

What every rookie youth worker ought to know, from the pen of long-time youth worker Jeffrey Meinz. Continue reading

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The Stride: Longevity in Youth Ministry

The Stride: Longevity in Youth Ministry

Is it possible to be a church worker after the age of 35? Absolutely! Veteran youth worker Dr. Steve Christopher offers encouragement and advice on staying the youth ministry course and avoiding burnout. Continue reading

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