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Great Fundraisers

Post a Comment » Written on July 16th, 2014     
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With CHIC2015 fast approaching, its important to note that every youth ministry’s fundraising needs are different, so I am sharing a list of fundraisers that meet a variety of financial needs but that all can be great fundraisers as you prepare to take your youth to CHIC2015! You know there’s nothing like CHIC! Its the only conference that gathers all students from the Evangelical Covenant Church in one place for a time of worship, transformation, and fun.

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If you need to raise a lot of money, developing one of these fundraisers is the way to go. Each takes a lot of work, but has the potential to have a high return.

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Who Are You?

Post a Comment » Written on July 7th, 2014     
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Our identity gives us vision and vision gives us purpose

by Becky Johnson 

As young people, we are constantly being faced with this enormous question: “Who am I?”

Whether it’s parents and teachers asking, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” or “What are you doing after you graduate?” or it’s ourselves trying to figure out what makes us unique…in one form or another, it seems we are inundated with this question.

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4 Unwritten Rules Of Youth Ministry

Post a Comment » Written on June 18th, 2014     
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On Let’s Talk Youth Ministry Ep.18 – Kurt Johnston and Aaron Crumbey talk about a few unwritten rules/principles in youth ministry that you should be applying and/or following. Check it out!!

You can catch the other episodes at the Youtube channel (Let’s Talk Youth Ministry).

 



Woo

Post a Comment » Written on June 16th, 2014     
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What if teenagers wanted to follow Jesus, not just avoid hell?

Desire makes us who we are. What teenagers want—whether they possess it, long for it, are terrified by it, deny it, pursue it, or give up on it—impacts their relationships, dictates their actions, forms their character, and shapes their beliefs. So if they actually want Jesus or the church or the kingdom, then they’re more likely to keep wanting their faith beyond youth group.

Woo connects teenagers’ good desires with the Good News. It’s an invitation to reimagine the church as a place where students’ desires are honored; where they will encounter the One who desires and can participate with God in restoring the world.

Woo isn’t another method or gimmick that will bring students flocking to youth group. Instead, it suggests a way of being—one that begins with us. It’s good.



5 Non-Youth Ministry Books that Every Youth Minister Should Read

Post a Comment » Written on June 11th, 2014     
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by Stephen Ingram

I love to read.

I love to read about all sorts of things, but I especially love to read about ministry and how we have the ability to shape it for the future. Some of the most influential books that have shaped my practice and understanding of ministry were not even written with the purpose of youth ministry in mind.

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CYMS Upcoming Free Webinars

School is almost out, graduations are taking place and summer programs are about to begin.  This is an exciting time in the cycle of student ministry, and we’ve got some great presenters lined up for our Free Webinar series.  We hope you join us.

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Ready. Set. Next: The Journey After High School

Post a Comment » Written on May 26th, 2014     
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downloadLast day of school reading recommendation:

As high school draws to a close, teenagers face many questions they’re afraid to ask, insecurities they may be unwilling to examine, and freedoms they’re unsure how to handle. How can we as parents and leaders help our young people prepare for this important transition?

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Join our 2015 Sticky Faith Cohort TODAY and save 20%!

Post a Comment » Written on May 26th, 2014     
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Through our Sticky Faith research we learned that 40-50% of youth group graduates—like those at your church—walk away from faith and church after high school. As a result of six years of research, we launched a national movement to change these statistics.

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Connect

Post a Comment » Written on May 21st, 2014     
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Worship is a foundational component in most youth ministries. But what if you could challenge teenagers to think differently and more deeply about worship? What if you could push the boundaries of their understanding and their definition of what it means to worship God?

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Recommended Reading

Looking for something to read this summer? Check out these must-read books recommended by the Center for Youth Ministry Studies.

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Youth Ministry Management Tools
by Ginny Olson, Diane Elliot, Mike Work, Youth Specialties

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