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Things Youth Pastors Should Stop Wasting Their Time On: Naming Youth Ministries

By Jen Bradbury

My high school youth ministry is called FLY, which stands for Faith Lutheran Youth. It's a name I inherited and truthfully, it's not one I love... Especially since I'm surrounded by much cooler sounding youth ministries:

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Double Vision: Making Sure Your Youth Ministry Direction Lines Up With The Church Part 2

By Justin Knowles

Yesterday I wrote a blog about the importance about aligning the vision of your youth ministry with your senior pasot's vision of the church. You can click HERE to read it. This week, I want to share with you how you can make sure you are still headed towards the same vision. there are steps we as student pastors can take to make sure we are in great communication with our senior pastors. It's one of the most important things you can do.

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Youth Ministry Calendar: Nothing is Sacred

By Josh Griffin

 

The sacred cow. My favorite thing to have for dinner. Read More

Double Vision: Making Sure Your Youth Ministry Direction Lines Up With The Church

By Justin Knowles

“A youth ministry and church divided amoungst itself shall not stand.” –Abraham Lincoln’s second cousin, Jerry, 1863

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What You Need To Know About Your Target Audience

By Christopher Wesley

It’s safe to assume that as a youth pastor your target audience are teenagers. But, what if that was wrong?

Yes, as a youth pastor you should reach teenagers, but sometimes we need to be a little more specific. While the teenagers in your community are similar to the ones in mine there are distinct differences. If you don’t know your target audience you will:

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DYM's $10 Valentine's Day Game Bundle

By Josh Griffin

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Guest Post: Title: 7 Pro-Tips for Better Games in Your Youth Ministry

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Things Youth Pastors Should Stop Wasting Their Time On: Designing T-Shirts

By Jen Bradbury

Early on in my career in youth ministry, the time came for us to go on our summer mission trip. When it did, I freaked out because I realized I had no mission trip t-shirts.

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The Why, The What, The How Of Our Big One Night

By Justin Knowles

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What Is The End Goal For Students In Your Ministry?

By Justin Knowles

What is the end goal for your student ministry? Is it your service? Is it getting them plugged into small groups? Is it getting them serving in the church?

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Josh Griffin

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Josh is the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. He’s the co- founder of DYM and is the father of 4 who speaks a little, writes a little, Twitters a bit, and blogs a lot.

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Doug Fields

Doug Fields is a 30+ year youth ministry veteran who is the Author of 50+ books, Founder of Simply Youth Ministry, Speaker, Pastor, Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth & Family at Azusa Pacific University, and a Partner in DYM.

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Rachel Blom

Rachel Blom is from The Netherlands originally and has youth ministry experience in several countries, both as a volunteer and on staff.

Justin-Knowles

Justin Knowles

Justin Knowles is the Lead Next Gen. Pastor of Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas, CA. He oversees Jr. High, High School and College ministries at the church.

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Colton Harker

Colton Harker serves college-age students at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. He loves Jesus, people, life change, and Netflix.

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Christopher Wesley

Blogging serving at a Catholic Church. Chris Wesley has been in youth ministry for over 9 years as the Director of Student Ministry at Church of the Nativity in Maryland.

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Jen Bradbury

Jen serves as the director of youth ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus and her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. She also blogs regularly at www.YMJen.com

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Neely McQueen

Blogging about girls' ministry. Neely McQueen has been working with students for over 15 years. She works in Student Ministries at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, WA.

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Leneita Fix

Author, Speaker, Director Ministry Development for Asian Youth Ministries. Love 22 years of working with youth and equipping others in the trenches in youth ministry.

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Geoff Stewart

Geoff Stewart serves the Jr/Sr High School Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey B.C. and doesn't appreciate the jokes about being Canadian (unless they are funny of course).

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Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the founder of The Source for Youth Ministry and the author of over a dozen books like More Than Just the Talk and Connect.

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