Monthly Archives : June 2005

Planning a Youth Service Opportunity

Planning a Youth Service Opportunity

Servant Events are an excellent way to teach youth how to put their faith into action. This short article equips you with the tools you need to create a servant event for your youth group or congregation. Continue reading

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The Art of Liturgical Dance

The Art of Liturgical Dance

In this article, dancer/choregrapher Diane Wardenburg shares her interest in liturgical dance and offers some advice to those interested in using dance in their worship services. Continue reading

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Girls and Guys Groups

Girls and Guys Groups

This interview with Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, St. Charles, MO, offers details about gender-specific Bible study programs. Immanuel’s GUYS and GIRLS Bible Study Groups seek to share and reinforce that God has a lot to say about what it means to be a young man or a young woman, and that His definitions of gender make a lot more sense than those offered by the world. Continue reading

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Youth Viewpoints on the Power of Male/Female Teams

Youth Viewpoints on the Power of Male/Female Teams

Jordan and Caroline are active in the youth group at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Livermore, CA. Before Our Savior called a full-time youth worker, Jordan and Caroline had the benefit of being served by a husband and wife team, Dr. Steven and Dee Christopher. The Christophers taught Jordan and Caroline a lot through Bible study, but the youth also learned much simply by witnessing the Christophers’ Christian marriage in action. Continue reading

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The Young Adult Ministry That Could

The Young Adult Ministry That Could

Starting a young adult program seems easy enough, but keeping it alive proves to be a challenge for Micah Steiner, DCE. In this article, he offers advice on what he thinks went wrong in his young adult program and what he would do differently next time. Continue reading

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A Young Woman’s Perspective on Serving the Church

A Young Woman’s Perspective on Serving the Church

Men and women alike are uncomfortable talking about what women should or should not be allowed to do and say in our congregations. However, God created both men and women to serve Him and to do so together. This article offers one young woman’s perspective on what that means. Continue reading

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Skit: What’s It Worth to You?

Skit: What’s It Worth to You?

A game show setting shows just how crazy it is to place too much value in worldly things. Check it out! Continue reading

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Organizing Youth-led Drama

Organizing Youth-led Drama

Dramatic activities can greatly enhance many different forms of youth programming. In this article, learn some of the easiest ways to get your youth on the stage. Continue reading

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Married to a Youth Worker-One Husband’s Story

Married to a Youth Worker-One Husband’s Story

Many of our readers know what it feels like to be “married to the church” in their work. But what is it like to be married to a church worker? This article shares one husband’s story. Continue reading

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Boys Becoming Men/ Girls Becoming Women

Boys Becoming Men/ Girls Becoming Women

Boys and girls are different. Everybody knows that, yet when we plan programs for the church we too frequently act as if those differences don’t exist, or as if they are unimportant. Continue reading

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