Tell the General

October 4, 2013
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Tell the General: BFI Plug from YouthDownSouth on Vimeo. If you follow our youthdownsouth Facebook page then you should have heard of an awesome opportunity to share your ideas.  The General of the Salvation Army wants to hear from you!  If you attend the Salvation Army and are between the ages of 7-25 then we.. read more →

You Know You’re A Youth Director If…

September 13, 2013

Time for a less serious moment in order to take a look back at the experiences of ministry with young people. If you have worked for any length of time in youth ministry then you have been exposed to some of the most humorous events that occur in Christian life. From the kids who aren’t.. read more →

WHY We Do What We Do

July 19, 2013
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Approaching the end of another summer and the start of a new school year it is easy to get focused on accomplishing tasks and planning programs.  Back to School Nights loom; you have just wiped the sweat off your head from camp or VBS and day camps but in this time we are given an.. read more →

Answering ‘The Call’

July 4, 2013

If you have ever attended a Youth Councils or Territorial event then you know what I mean by “the call”.  Do you remember the lines of people walking to the stage (even though who you thought to yourself, ‘yeah right!) to answer the ‘Call to Officership’?  I was one of those kids… I answered the.. read more →

BFI Highlight: Patrick Finney in Maryville, TN

June 9, 2013
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Patrick Finney was the first soldier to join in our corps planting efforts.  I met him at an Intervarsity outreach at Maryville College.  I asked him to play kids music at our upcoming Easter outreach and he agreed.  After the outreach he began attending our home Bible study.  He sincerely prayed for God’s guidance and.. read more →

Youth Leader of the Year in Texas – Raymond Slater

June 9, 2013
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Our award winner is interested in the spiritual well-being of our youth, but he doesn’t stop there.  He serves as an advocate for youth by speaking with their teachers when their parents don’t feel comfortable doing so. He coaches a soccer team, assists youth in completing their financial aid packets for school, and even helps.. read more →