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2017 Blog Articles

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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...

The Story of my favorite youth events

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 traveling in Bath, England

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 wasting my time waiting

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 told quietly

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 take risks

This year's theme is "The People.."  So today we are hearing some great words on....     The People who take risks         Chris Cherry is an ordained minister who received his Masters of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology. He enjoys...

The People who travel

Every week this year we are exploring our theme "The People." Today we jump in to....     The People who travel       Josh Beeler is the Associate Pastor for Youth and College at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City in Knoxville, TN. He is...

The People I want my students to meet

Every week this year we are exploring the theme "The People." Today we dive in to.....     The People I want my students to meet       Tim Schindler serves as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Ministry Development at Georgetown Baptist Church...

The People whose children play sports

Every week this year we are exploring our theme of "The People." Today we are talking about....     The People whose children play sports       While a Missouri-native, Abby Pratt currently lives in Richmond, VA where she serves as the...

The People who keep me sane

Every week this year we are exploring the theme "The People." Today we dive in with......     The People who keep me sane       Rev. Anita Laffoon earned her Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA, and is...

The People who deserve appreciation

Every week this year we are exploring the theme "The People." Today we think about......     The People who deserve appreciation       Felicia Fox is the Associate Pastor of Students & Families at First Baptist Mount Olive. She is a...

The people who make this blog possible

Every week this year we are focusing on the theme of "The People."  Today we dive in to explore.....     The People who make this blog possible!       Andrew Noe is the Director of Faithways Academy at Georgetown College, and the moderator of...

The People plowing through homework

Every week this year we are diving in to the theme "The People." Today we look at..... The People plowing through homework   Andy Farmer is the Minister to Students at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. We are called to exegete our contexts, which...

2015 Blog Articles

 

How do you as a minister connect to the community?

Our youth in the community, our youth in the church community....but what about us. As ministers we often can forget to engage anyone except our congregation. How do we keep one foot in the community to know it's needs, and one foot in the church to lead it to fill...

How do you help youth plug in to the church community?

We are focusing on community this month. Our last post was about the community surrounding the church, but today we are focusing on the community inside the church. Often youth can become their own community, and rarely if ever interact with the large church...

Top ten influential books in your ministry

We all know books are a great resource. The problem is finding time to read all the great books. This week we offer a small glimpse through one minister's eyes of.... "Top 10 influential books in your ministry" Ginny Richardson serves as the Pastor for Youth and...

Top ten things you want to do for parents

This week we are short and sweet and to the point. It is the middle of summer, so I am betting all youth ministers are okay with that. We talked about parents last week, and we continue that this week with.... "Top 10 things we want to do for parents" Kristin is a...

Top Ten joys of youth ministry

Last week we expressed our frustrations. Most of those probably resonated with many youth ministers. Today we keep it short, sweet, and beautifully written. While it is good to struggle together, we must also focus on the joys. Which is what we do today with.... "Top...