Category Archives: Youth Ministries

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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A Jawdropping Moment

This past Sunday Night, I had my first Sunday Night Youth Meeting with the Middle School Youth.  The first night  of the year is ALWAYS a big deal.  They are excited.  I’m excited.  They want to know what we are … Continue reading

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September Networking Event

A few months ago we had our first networking event for youth workers in the Metro New York Synod.  We hope you will mark your calendars for our next meeting on Monday, September 27th at 6:00pm.  I will be hosting … 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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An “Imposter” Faith

A recent CNN article talks about the recently published book “Almost Christian” by Kendra Creasy Dean. The book looks at the changing face of Christianity for teenagers, but perhaps not in the way you might expect. It argues that teenagers … Continue reading

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Movies and Ministry

Last week Rebekah posted a great blog incorporating the movie, the Invention of Lying, into a devotion.  As she mentioned, I too enjoy offering movies and music as a means of discussion in bible studies with young people.  I love … Continue reading

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ARHGLU

This past Friday, our youth group met. We talked about having obedient faith and what God commands Christians to do. Part of this was making a list of the things God asks of us. The things you may expect came … Continue reading

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Postmodern Youth Ministry

I want to share a resource that was suggested to me soon after I began doing youth ministry. The book is Postmodern Youth Ministry by Tony Jones. There are multiple reasons why I like this resource. It is covers a … 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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Remember the Sabbath…Self Care in the Church

‘Summer’ and ‘vacation’ are two words that don’t always go together when you work with young people in the church.  With summer brings youth trips, Bible Camp, Vacation Bible School, and fall planning and preparation for the year ahead.  All … Continue reading

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