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Youth Ministry Round Up #26

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As you are reading this, I’m flying to Florida to speak at the greatest camp in the world. I’ll be speaking at a high school retreat one weekend and a middle school retreat the following weekend. Your prayers would be appreciated.

I also recommend the camp for retreats because the facilities are awesome and the staff know how to help you plan.

Have a great weekend everyone!



Work is holy, sacred, and uplifting when it springs from who we are, when it bears a relationship to our unfolding journey – Wayne Teasdale

As disciples of Jesus, we are sent to where there is poverty, loneliness, suffering of any kind. We are given the courage to be with suffering people. We can trust by entering into places of pain, we will find the joy of Jesus. A new world grows out of compassion. – Henri Nouwen

“Struggle is a prerequisite to surrender.”
― Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith


New Study: More Reasons Why Teens Leave The Church

Lady Gaga vs Mike Pence

Ask An Atheist (This NPR interview could offer some insight for teaching apologetics)

Faith Involves Your Brain Too

Top 7 Party Games (for you card/board game enthusiasts)

Powerful Example of Working Through A Failure


Powerful commercial with a message to men

You can’t show this to your kids, but you can use it in a message about regrets. I share some starters in below.

Fascinating look into teen/parent dialogue

My friend, from over the pond, David Hellyers shared with me a series of one minute videos he makes for his youth ministry team. Maybe these will inspire you to do something similar. Be sure to check out the rest of his videos.

Engage your students with more stories

It’s still January, which means you can still have the best year of youth ministry ever! You can pick up my Youth Ministry Playbook (physical copy) HERE or the PDF copy HERE . You can also jump into the Ministry Mind Coaching group HERE ( I have four spots open)

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