Yearly Archives : 2005

Asking the Scoffer to Leave

Asking the Scoffer to Leave

What should you do with the kid that comes to youth group only to make trouble? The one that never shows any respect and distracts the other youth? Check out this article for one DCE’s perspective. Continue reading

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Filling in the Holes

Filling in the Holes

When teens consistently don’t receive adequate support and sense of belonging, the result is a disruption in normal development. Youth group can help to fill in that hole. Continue reading

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Making Spiritual Distinctions Detecting the Faith Conditions of Youth

Making Spiritual Distinctions Detecting the Faith Conditions of Youth

From experience, youth workers often know that the spiritual perceptions of youth don’t line up well with a confessional understanding of the Gospel. St. Paul knew this too, which is why he provided us with assistance for making spiritual distinctions to assess where others are in their faith relationship with Christ. Continue reading

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Game: The Great American Cheese Race

Game: The Great American Cheese Race

Type/Purpose: Food/Messy, Obstacle Course/Race/Relay Continue reading

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Summer Trip Journal

Summer Trip Journal

When putting together a major summer trip, consider making a journal to go along with the experience. This article offers advice on making that journal truly special. Continue reading

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Why? A Resource Kit for Talking to Students about Disaster & Tragedy

Why? A Resource Kit for Talking to Students about Disaster & Tragedy

In the wake of tragedy, youth begin to form real questions about the nature of man, sin, and God in the face of human suffering. It’s time to share some real answers. Continue reading

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Tips from the Professional: A Life Among Pictures

Tips from the Professional: A Life Among Pictures

Young people are expecially attuned to images, an understanding that advertising has relied upon, good or bad, for years. This article offers tips from a professional on how to use images and photography for the good of your youth program. Continue reading

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Youth Ministry Advertising on a Budget

Youth Ministry Advertising on a Budget

Advertising your youth program doesn’t have to involved anything expensive or elaborate, and it’s a really good idea. Here are a few ideas to get you on the road to local fame. Continue reading

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Advertising and the Christian Message

Advertising and the Christian Message

Advertising provides us with the opportunity to develop an awareness of the fit between the idea being advertised and our interests. But how useful is advertising in the congregational setting? This article provides one perspective. Continue reading

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The Rookie Minefield

The Rookie Minefield

What every rookie youth worker ought to know, from the pen of long-time youth worker Jeffrey Meinz. Continue reading

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