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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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Rethinking Sunday School

I just received in my inbox the Synod’s E-Letter (Sign Up Here). Included is the most recent issue of “The Lutheran New Yorker” featuring an article about rethinking Sunday School. Click here to see the article. It shares how one … 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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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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Christmas Pageant Helps

This past weekend was our annual Children’s Christmas Worship and Pageant (You can see some of the pictures over at Our Saviour’s Web Site). This is my third year in charge of this and while some aspects of it have … Continue reading

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Carrying the Cross

Earlier in the year I was with some of our new acolytes. They had come out on a Saturday morning to be trained to help lead worship. They were going in pairs to light the altar candles for the first … Continue reading

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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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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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