Category Archives: Youth Ministry

I don’t want to go church anymore!

Recently I was asked for my advice from a student about a waning interest and want to as far as church attendance goes. I want to honor the young person who wrote to me, so I won’t share names. But … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry transition: new place goals…

I have been in youth ministry for 9 years. I have loved working with students and parents and pointing them to Jesus. Nine years is a long time to learn, observe, try new stuff, fail, recast vision. So, it has … Continue reading

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I have been doing full-time youth ministry since August of 2003 in Duncan, OK. I love the Chisholm Trail church of Christ, and the relationships formed and maintained with my students, and other members over my tenure is awesome. But, … Continue reading

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Genesis 1-2: some thoughts to guide our thinking

Our congregation has begun an undertaking to read  the book of Genesis together as families. My daughters are pumped about this time each night. They grasp more of the story than I realize. I written a little in my last … Continue reading

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…See the animals and pet baby Jesus…?

Last night, about 60 of my teens and adults caravan -ed to Chickasha, Oklahoma to attend a youth rally and then go see the Chickasha Christmas lights. We were late getting to the church building, had more kids arrive than I was … Continue reading

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couch potato’s can serve the Lord too!

A week ago today I took a spill at church camp and wound up with a broken foot. I was at camp for less than 24 hours, and was leaving almost as quickly as I got there. I never have … Continue reading

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What to teach…?

I have have the privilege of fleshing out in some meetings with our church’s new education team, what it is we would like each grade/age level to know, and what we want them to do. What follows is what I … Continue reading

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