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And the results are in…

contributed by Pam Zimmer As election day comes to a close, I am preparing for this evening’s meeting of our new youth board. In order to allow youth more say in their programming, a youth board, essentially a student council, … Continue reading

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To Spend or Not to Spend…

contributed by Pam Zimmer As we plan a new calendar year, one of our biggest concerns and thus biggest debates tends to be of a budgetary nature. Our most recent committee meeting exemplified this as we discussed whether or not … Continue reading

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The Name Game

contributed by Pam Zimmer Honey If You Love Me, Do You Know Your Neighbor? and yes the classic Name Game, all of these are staples of the typical youth group event. They may be used as ice breakers, or simply … Continue reading

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Musicians have to eat too…

contributed by Pam Zimmer Are you thinking about hosting a concert at your church in the near future? Have you thought about how your congregation will pay for the concert? These are some of the questions that I have been … Continue reading

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The Value of Numbers

contributed by Pam Zimmer As numbers dwindle within the church, youth workers are faced with emptier youth lounges, smaller events, and even event cancellations as we see the youth drift away from the church. As a bishop said recently, it … Continue reading

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Personal Space

contributed by Pam Zimmer Youth, particularly teenage youth, need their own space, and that need applies to church life as well.   Churches need to provide their youth group with a space uniquely theirs, a lounge, a recreation center, or … Continue reading

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