Monthly Archives: March 2011

What Have You Learned?

I always love working with kids. I was reminded of this on Sunday. There is something about their way of digesting information; how they ask questions adults don’t think of or how they hold on to information. So as we … Continue reading

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Generations and the “Church”

While fishing around on websites looking for ideas for how to do ministry in the culture of the 21st century, I was checking out the Facebook page for http://www.LiftELCA.org and stumbled onto Erik Ullestad’s blog (Family Life & Youth Director … Continue reading

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Lent with Youth

I’m certain that there are probably dozens of great ways to engage youth in the season of Lent.  But this year, I’m also certain the church I work for has found one.  We are using the program “Overheard Conversations of … Continue reading

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40

I can’t remember anymore how I came across this video, but I really love it. Quite simply, it is a video with 40 drawings of Jesus in the Wilderness: Last year I used it for the first youth meeting in … Continue reading

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Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear – the role of HOME in Faith Formation

FrogsWithoutLegs-022711 What are the assumptions we make about how faith formation takes place? Why is “what we always did” not working? “Frogs Without Legs” explores these questions and looks at the importance of Home in a young person’s faith development. … Continue reading

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There’s a Spark in You so Let it Shine!

I enjoy being able to incorporate music into our time together.  There are many secular artists who have powerful messages to share through their songs.  But much of the music that is on the i-pods of our young people is … Continue reading

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A Weekend with Teenagers…A Good Thing

This weekend, I pulled some of my High School Youth out of school on Friday, we loaded a van, and headed to Virginia Beach for the High School Zone run by Youth Encounter.  I have been attending Youth Encounter events … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry in a Digital Age

Julie Hagen and I recently led a workshop for the Koinonia Festival of Workshops about Youth Ministry in a Digital Age. We put together ideas for using social media before you meet, when you meet, and after you meet to … Continue reading

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