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Available and Intentional

In the six months I have been doing my job I have come to realize one thing. One of the most important things I can do for my students is be available and intentional. 

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Focusing Inward

Sometimes in youth ministry we may miss a greater point. There are students who bail on youth group for sports, yes, but the great thing is: There are kids who still come! And that's exciting!

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First Name Basis Only

When those kids come to Youth Group we need to know them on a "first name" basis only. They need a chance to be themselves and create their own persona rooted in Christ.

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Landmark Events

Landmark events are moments in our faith so significant that we remember them forever. Many of these landmark moments happen at youth conferences, such as the All Ontario Youth Convention.

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Partnering With Parents

If you're a youth leader, I encourage you to prioritze partnerships with parents. Parents play a huge role in a child's development which directly correlates to FAITH development. 

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In Defense of the Summer Mission Trip

He said it with such conviction: “High schoolers don’t need another reason to feel like they’re the best thing this world has to offer.” I’ll never forget the way my jaw hit the floor. Where was this coming from?

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A Season of Expectations

I have spent many hours with people who have been overwhelmed by the weight of expectations. What are healthy ways churches (or classes) can offer support to those entering ministry for the first time?

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A New Attitude in Missions

Christian speaker and author, Jolene DeHeer, has students tell her they'll go on a mission trip if it is out of the county, someplace warm, or if there is a fun “day away” activity. How do we break these barriers?

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Prepping Students for Missions

We are helping churches engage students in missional living, not just for one week. The goal is for church youth groups to become more missional the other 51 weeks of the year and through their life journey.

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