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Saying Goodbye to Student Ministry: Age Matters

You’ve heard it said. I’ve heard it said. It’s been said to you. We’ve asked it ourselves every now and then. Even search teams talk about it. The million dollar question that makes every youth pastor want to roll their eyes –  “Aren’t you a little old to be a youth pastor?” For some odd…

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Why The YouthMin Facebook Group is AWESOME!

Every day, my phone and laptop are inundated with notifications from Facebook.  Before you think “Wow, he must be a really popular guy,” let me clarify.  I have the privilege of being one of the group administrators for the YouthMin.org Facebook group, a gaggle of 4685 youth ministers and leaders (currently) from all over the…

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Monday Questions | 10.19.15

Time for some more questions to better get to know our fellow Youth Workers! As an extra incentive to leave a comment, we’ll choose one of the comments on Friday to get a $20 gift card to the YouthMin store! 1 | What mobile carrier are you on? 2 | What college did you go…

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Having Fun in Youth Ministry (Guest Post from Jason Walters)

Thankful to Jason Walters for this guest post.  If you’re interested in writing a guest post for YouthMin.org, contact us at kparker170@gmail.com. “One of the most effective ways to stay connected to your kids is to have fun with them.” – Reggie Joiner It seems like a debate as old as time.  “How much fun…

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Monday Questions – 10.12.15

Another Monday, another set of questions. 1 | When making scores, do you lightly toast the marshmallow until it’s golden brown, or are you more interested in setting it on fire and burning it to a crisp? 2 | What’s the last event you have done with your student ministry? 3 | How long have…

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Monday Questions | 10.5.15

It’s time for Monday Questions. Loved seeing the varied responses last week, so lets try it again! 1 | What’s your most used font in your student ministry? 2 | How far away from your church do you live? 3 | What’s your favorite 90’s era Youth Worship song? 4 | What is your favorite game to play…