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What The Best Student Ministries Are Doing Across The Country


The great thing is I get access to observe what the best student ministries are doing. So over the past few years, I have been taking notes and want to share my notes and observations with the youth ministry community

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The Orange Conference: Andy Stanley Gives Guidelines For Teaching Students Who Don’t Care


Tweet It’s Orange blogger week which means tons of ministry bloggers will be talking about  The Orange Conference 2014. But before I talk about Orange 2014, I want to talk about Andy Stanley’s main stage talk from Orange Conference 2013. Here’s a disclaimer.  I kind of have a man crush on Andy Stanley.  When I was called into student ministry back in ...

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Does Media REALLY Influence Teens?


Tweet In some Christian circles, secular media (music, movies, books, tv shows) is viewed as very bad. And some teach you have  to avoid it like the plague. Conversely, today’s teens spend a lot of time listening to music, watching movies and TV and surfing the internet.  According to the article, Generation M:  Media in the lives of 8-18 Year-Olds: ...

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The Church’s Historic Response To Families: A Case For Why Family Ministry Matters

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youth ministry and the Church are finding it's way back to where it all started and began

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My Small Group Model Conversion Story: How Small Groups Saved My Student Ministry Career

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Doing small groups in student ministry is something I had to learn over time. When starting out in youth ministry my assumption was that students had to be "mature" in order for them to actually value small groups

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