Teen Statistics In Two Hours

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The typical church service lasts for two hours. This video shows the statistics of other activities over a two hour span.

Loss For Words

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This past Sunday (1.9.11) was our first Sunday back at GPS after a two week break for the holidays.

As as Student Pastor, I am fully aware of how important it is to kick off the new year with huge momentum by putting your best efforts out there to keep the flywheel moving.

That was my plan until the Wednesday before, I lost my voice. Like, lost it so bad that all I could muster was a whisper.

No bueno.

This was bad on about 32 different levels.

Is Youth Ministry A Competitive Sport? Part III

In the last two post I have covered being competitive but not in in competition with other churches or youth ministries. Competitiveness is good. Competition is bad. The difference, I believe, is in the heart.

Taking The Pain Out Of Meeting With Parents

I could have used a lot of pictures for this blog that would have best represented how we feel about parents meetings. Here is another photo that I would deem appropriate.

A Few Of My Favorite Things- 20 Plus Ideas For Volunteer Gifts

I wanted to show some love to the people, place, and things that have helped me or my youth ministry out this past year.

Seven Questions I'd Like My Pastor To Ask Me

I was just thinking about this and there are questions I would like my Pastor’s to ask me. Maybe you want your Pastor to ask you too.

If I am missing some please feel free to add yours.

Following Through

Jesus says: "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away.

"Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep" (John 10: 11-15).

Youth Pastors Aren’t Replacement Parents

Why are youth pastors blamed for every bad thing any young person ever does in church?

We might find that some of our time is best spent helping parents be better spiritual leaders in their own homes. 

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