Tag Archives: Connections

Party in the ELCA

Last week was the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza in New Orleans.  It is an annual gathering, “that draws together anywhere from 500-750 adults who work with youth in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for the premier … Continue reading

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Word, Publisher, Websites, oh MY! Creating documents for your ministry.

I often joke about the many hats I wear as a youth worker.  These include teacher, mother, nurse, psychotherapist, musician, chef, fundraiser, and graphic designer.  Having no previous design experience I often feel out of ideas when trying to create … Continue reading

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Opportunity or Dispair: The Landscape of Youth Ministry Training Event

We live in a fluid world, where things are constantly changing in front of us and it’s hard to keep up.  Yet in the midst of it all, some things don’t change, things like faith formation among young people matters, … Continue reading

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Cookie Prayers

I did this with our group at Christmas time, but this could be a really fun and easy to prepare activity anytime — especially this week if you decide to talk about Shrove Tuesday traditions. This is adapted from an … Continue reading

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Come Sunday

Come Sunday is a lovely children’s book that I found through Children’s Literature a couple of months ago. My only dilemma in using the book for our normal Sunday School time was that the Baptist Church depicted in the story … Continue reading

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A Few More from Extravaganza

Here’s a few more pictures from the group at YMNet’s Extravaganza. You can see more pictures of the the group of youth workers from across the country (and even a couple from further away) by clicking here.

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Use your influence

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”      -1 Timothy 4:12

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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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Networking Event

Last night we had our first networking event among youth workers in the Metro New York Synod. It was a great opportunity to get together with some other youth workers and ask real questions like — “Have you ever tried … Continue reading

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30 Hour Famine

In April, a group of youth got together for the annual lock-in, but we did it with a purpose. We participated in the 30 Hour Famine. As a group, for 30 hours, we didn’t eat, many of us didn’t sleep, … Continue reading

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