Giving youth pastors the tools they need to make and shape disciples.

I spend my days writing for and training youth workers JUST LIKE YOU.

The Fire of Youth Work

So many people fall away from faith when their expectations of God are not met or when life get’s too hard. They feel like God has left them or that his commands are too restrictive. Trials and trouble are not going anywhere, so it’s best for you...

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Making The Pitch Without Manipulation

I have made some big promises in my day. Although I never said the words, “I promise”, I definitely said, “It’ll work”. I’ve also invoked God’s name to show how much I believed my idea, program, event, etc....

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Why I Game Up Fandom

For 30 years I’ve rooted for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. If I told you how many times I’ve screamed at the tv, stormed out of a room or said so many potty words, you would blush. I was a true Notre Dame fan. I am a fan no more,...

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The Burden of Games

I have played hundreds of games with youth groups, camp groups, retreat groups and more (I have a playlist here if you actually want to see some of them) and I thought about what a burden games are to those who don’t enjoy them or who feel...

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The Only Way Is Forward

Let this image sit with you.  Where are you coming from?  Where are you going to? Why are you going there?  Why can’t you go back?  This reminds me of the scripture, Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before...

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7 Post Youth Meeting Recovery Tips

Paul Turner · 7 Post Youth Meeting Recovery Tips For some of you it’s the day after a youth meeting. I hope it went well, but if it didn’t don’t beat yourself up, there’s always next week. Let me offer a few Day After Youth...

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The Disciple Project OUTREACH MANUAL

HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR DECAYING YOUTH MEETING INTO A FLOURISHING CITY-WIDE MOVEMENT