Tag Archives: media

Journey to the Cross

Here we are in the first days of Lent.  During this season, we stand in the shadow of the cross and come face to face with the messiness of our lives. It is our challenge to keep our eyes on … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Share the Story

Over the summer we had a program for 9-12 year old kids. During one week’s lesson, we talked in particular about sharing the Bible with other people and ways that we could do it. I had looked ahead for a … 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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