Rad: An Appreciative Retrospective of My Days Spent in a 1980’s Youth Ministry…in a Small Town, Traditional Church (Short)

A group of young youth ministers gather around a coffee shop table discussing youth ministry calendars.  Drawing a blank for the fall, they begin to joke. “Hey, I know!  How about a hay ride?” A general chuckle and sip. “Yeah, and then we can end...
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Rad: An Appreciative Retrospective of My Days Spent in a 1980’s Youth Ministry…in a Small Town, Traditional Church (Full Article)

A group of young youth ministers gather around a coffee shop table discussing youth ministry calendars.  Drawing a blank for the fall, they begin to joke. “Hey, I know!  How about a hay ride?” A general chuckle and sip. “Yeah, and then we can end...
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The Importance of Training

You’re as good as you need to be. Life doesn’t change. Your ministry is reaching everyone it needs to reach. Once a leader, always a leader. Not. None of these things are true. No matter how much we grow, we can develop even more, which allows us...
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A Time to Grow

Effective leaders grow. There is never a point at which a true leader has arrived. Effective leaders take opportunities to soak up new information, explore new directions, and sharpen needed skills in their work and with people. Their constant...
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The More Things Change…

You know what they say (whoever they are). The more things change the more they stay the same. Truth is, some things never change. I was recently thumbing through a copy of the church study course book Guiding Young People in Bible Study (W.L....
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