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Getting Ready for a New Semester: a Resource Blast for Ministry Leaders

New Semester, New Ministry It’s the most wonderful time of the year. You are in charge of leading your ministry this fall and the stakes are high. In the midst of registration, recruiting, and preparation, you are tasked with coming up with a new and improved version of programing for next year. It can all be … Continue reading Getting Ready for a New Semester: a Resource Blast for Ministry Leaders

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The Youth Ministry Sales Funnel Part 3

Concluding our discussion of the three-part youth ministry sales funnel, Chris explores how small groups create disciples. Those disciples then are able to restart the funnel again by inviting others into large group outreach events and begin the process again. Effective youth ministry can be boiled down to this simple process: Large group outreach creates … Continue reading The Youth Ministry Sales Funnel Part 3

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The Youth Ministry Sales Funnel Part 2

Continuing the metaphor of the "sales funnel," Chris talks about the next important step after large groups. Small groups are not just a place to digest the large group information. It is a journey for small group leaders to guide their teens. And it is the starting point of discipleship, not the end. https://youtu.be/pa53CpHutbo https://contentupgrade.me/mA4NkyJ5

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Getting Spiritually Fit

How many of us worry about our beach body or are constantly setting (and sometimes actually meeting) health goals? This week, Gwen talks about focusing, not only on your physical health, but also your spiritual health. Do you set spiritual goals like you set weight goals? Our spiritual fitness is so important to leading & … Continue reading Getting Spiritually Fit

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13 Reasons Why: A Culture of Fear

The premiere of the second season of 13 Reasons Why has continued the show's tradition of graphic content and controversial subject matter for younger viewers. Gwen Bartlett offers her thoughts on navigating the cultural implications of 13 Reasons Why and her advice on discussing these serious topics with your children. https://youtu.be/WHj-oB2bPME For even more detailed … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why: A Culture of Fear

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About 13 Reasons Why Season Two

13 Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why became a cultural phenomenon when it was released by Netflix in the spring of 2017. It sparked debates about mental health, violence, bullying, sexual assault, and suicide. A shocking number of copycat suicides were attributed to the show, and many discussed whether or not people should watch the show … Continue reading What Every Parent Needs to Know About 13 Reasons Why Season Two