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As a student in a missions training program in South America I heard one statement that has had a great influence on the style of ministry I have and desire to have. I was told by W. Austin Gardner, Pastor of Vision Baptist Church, that I should “invest time into people and not just spend...
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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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Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Discussion: How do you decide who is a friend? Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, teaches us the value of friendship and how it is not optional for a happy and full life.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-12  Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall,...
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Pro 24:9  The _______ of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. Summarize 2Co 10:3-5    The Flesh (the reigning champion) The flesh fights to take control of the mind because it must be satisfied. It fights to win authority over your mind in order to preserve itself and claim its rights over...
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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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