The Gift of Appreciation

December 22, 2014
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Thank you…Other than ‘I love you’ it is probably the most underutilized yet necessary phrase in the English language. It is this very phrase that I make a point to share with youth workers every time I get a chance to speak publicly to them. I do this because I get it. I do this.. read more →

Christmas Traditions

December 15, 2014
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Every year at Christmastime my family growing up had a long list of traditions we went through that really made it special for me and my brothers. Decorating Christmas cookies with mom, watching the clay-mation Rudolph movie, picking the tree out at a lot with dad, coming home to decorate it and have chili, empty.. read more →

Dealing with ‘THAT’ kid

December 1, 2014
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Johnny sit down. Johnny stop yelling. Johnny stop pulling her hair. Johnny sit down. No you may not see how far that Bible can fly. Get your finger out of Ashley’s ear. Johnny sit down! Save your fart noises til after class. Johnny, we don’t say those words in church. Now why did you hit.. read more →

Leaders’ Guide to Surviving Youth Councils

March 20, 2014
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Captain  Jonathan  Howell I’ve got to say that it is a true pleasure to be able write on this topic. I am going to try to give some very important pointers for leaders that will better prepare them for surviving their first Youth Councils. With that being said, I feel like there also needs to.. read more →

What Kind of Youth Leader Are You?

October 18, 2013
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What attitude do you bring with you into youth programs or ministry in general? Many times as Youth leaders our focus strains too closely to making sure the next thing gets done, the next program goes smoothly or reports are filed on time. We don’t always remember to take a step back and take a.. read more →

Post #TYI2013 Devotional #4

August 22, 2013
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We have asked you, Who is your Captain? Who is leading you? If Christ truly is our captain, and our leader, He has given us instruction to do just that…follow Him! But what does that even mean, “Follow Him”? Be a disciple and make disciples. Read Acts 11:26, Matthew 5:14-16, Matthew 28:18-20. Seriously though, what.. read more →