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2017 Blog Articles

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The Story of taking 25 people to Target

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Stories that keep me coming back

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story about the Girl who Disappeared

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story of First Fruits

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story of CCM

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story music tells our Youth

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story of When the Mission Trip Came Home

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story of Mark 6 and Sidewalk Chalk

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story of the trip that almost did me in

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story of the Question

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story of My Gold-Medal Summer

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

2016 Theme:  The People

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The People who are thankful

This year's theme is "The People." Today we are exploring....     The People who are thankful         Andrew Shaffer is the Minister to Youth and Their Families at First Baptist Dalton, GA. He is a graduate of Mississippi State, Samford...

The People I earned my seminary degree for

This year's theme is "The People." Today we are exploring....     The People I earned my seminary degree for         Carol Harston has served as Minister to Youth at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, since 2007. Born and...

The People who push back

This year's theme is "The People." Today we are exploring...     The People who push back         Andrew Shaffer is the Minister to Youth and Their Families at First Baptist Dalton, GA. He is a graduate of Mississippi State, Samford and...

The People we need in church leadership

This year's theme is "The People." Today we are exploring.....     The People we need in church leadership         Daniel Potter is originally from Chapel Hill, NC and is a third year M. Div student at the Wake Forest School of Divinity....

The People who show up

This year's theme is "The People." Today we are exploring.....     The People who show up         Jen Van Camp has been the youth pastor at Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church in San Francisco, CA for over 8 years now.  She grew up in...

People of Pentecost | Bible Study

People of Pentecost | Bible Study by Ali Chappell At Youth Ministry Conversations, we believe you know your group best. This means our resources look a little different than what you may have experienced in the past. We try and create a “buffet” of material so you can...

The People who use calendars

This year's theme is "The People." Today we are exploring....     The People who use calendars         Felicia Fox is the Associate Pastor of Students & Families at First Baptist Mount Olive. She is a graduate of the M. Christopher...

The People who are at risk for suicide

Today we have a special writer from the Public Health Library. They reached out to write for us because of the importance of the topic of suicide. September is suicide prevention month. Please read this article and know that as a youth minister you can make the...

The People who just don’t get “it”

This year's theme is "The People." Today we are exploring....     The People who just don't get "it."         Rev. Sarah Boberg is the Minister of Youth and Children at First Baptist Church in Red Springs, North Carolina where she serves...

2015 Blog Articles

 

How do you teach worship to your youth?

We conclude not only our month on worship, but also another year of the blog here at YMC. It has been a great year, and could not have happened without so many of you sharing your words and thoughts. Thank you so much for making this possible. Today let us...

What are some of the joys of part time youth ministry?

We have highlighted some of the struggles of part time ministry this month, but we shouldn't ignore the joys. Today we are focused on.... "What are some of the joys of part time youth ministry?" Ali Chappell is a second year seminary student at Baylor University’s...

What is it like having two jobs?

Today we continue our trend of looking at part time or bi-vocational ministers. The question this week is.... "What is it like having two jobs?" Kristin is a native of Danville, Kentucky and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and the...

What boundaries do you have with your youth?

We continue boundary month here at YMC with... "What boundaries do you have with your youth?" Colby Whittaker is the Associate Pastor with Youth and Young Adults at Hope Valley Baptist Church in Durham, NC. He studied religion and philosophy at Georgetown College and...