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I just got back from a camp and I’m wore out. This was my last youth camp as a full time youth pastor. It was an amazing camp and I saw God move in the hearts of our kids. I heard kids pray out loud for the first time, a young man allowed God to touch his heart and came out of the darkness of loneliness, suicide and bullying, and a girl who had recently turned away from God said that worship made her “feel different”. Three kids also prayed out loud for the first time. Some took big steps. Some took baby steps. Either way, I see them all as steps moving forward.
Celebrate the little wins and give God the glory for small steps this summer.
Enjoy Youth Ministry Round Up #13
Overheard at camp – “That girl lies a lot. I mean, she’s a really good liar. I’m not trying to say anything bad about her, but she lies a lot.
— Paul Turner (@PaulTurnerToo) June 25, 2018
Nobody completely lives up to his or her own ideals and visions. But by proclaiming our ideals and visions with great conviction and great humility, we may gradually grow into the truth we speak.
— Henri Nouwen (@HenriNouwen) June 22, 2018
All Figured Out (Great advice for building a vision statement)
Throat Clearing Isn’t Necessary (Read this with your preaching in mind)
Try this fun game with your group. Winner takes all the Kit Kats!
New NF Video could stir a conversation about honesty and pride
Every Movie Theatre Ever
10 Important Youth Ministry Practices That Could Help Prevent A Teen Suicide
The D-Project: Stop The Meeting, Start The Movement and Raise Up A New Generation of Doers
Table Talk: The Elevator Sessions