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I am sure you all have heard about the latest “Mall Massacre”. Robert Hawkins left behind a suicide note that read, in part, “sorry for everything,” and “Now I’ll be famous.” Hawkins recently broke up with his girlfriend and lost his job at McDonald’s. There are many reasons we see stories like the one above more...
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Today I have spent some time recording some information I know about my students. I am recording more then just information such as address, email address, and school. I am logging information about what sports they like, what subjects they are most likely to bring up, and anything else I can to help me know more about...
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Too Much E-Reliance? The Dangers of eMail in Youth Ministry by Kent Clayton with Youth Specialties The plans were set. The food was purchased. The reservations had been made. This was going to be one of the coolest events of the year! Though I normally call all volunteers and many of the key leaders in...
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Halo 3 From the New York Times: First the percussive sounds of sniper fire and the thrill of the kill. Then the gospel of peace. Some churches have rented more TVs for Halo nights. Across the country, hundreds of ministers and pastors desperate to reach young congregants have drawn concern and criticism through their use...
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What is Community? Often it is easier to define what something is by considering what it isn’t. So community in your youth group would not include: Cliques and small ‘in-groups’. Teasing others because they are different. Kids that won’t sit with other kids that go to a different high school Rumours Lack of honesty and...
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Taken from Kevin Twombly’s blog   Over the past few years we have seen over 100 new youth walk through our doors.  We have made plenty of mistakes when it comes to greeting and welcoming them.  We have learned many things over the years… Bringing first timers up onto the stage to introduce them to...
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