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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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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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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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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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Got it in the Bag

I recently was talking with another person on staff at the church about what I carry when I go somewhere with the youth. They seemed surprised that I made sure I had certain things with me. But, when it comes … 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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