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A Small Reform

If youth ministry needs to change as much as I have been discussing, size needs to be mentioned.  To put it simply, we should consider how youth ministry might be smaller.  460 more words

Youth Ministry

One Crucial Thing I Wish I Was Told Sooner

Don’t try and prove yourself.

It comes out through where we seek to spend our time; it appears in our preaching and speaking engagements; it shows itself where we chose to fight our battles and it points to the fact that we are, although with good motives, hopelessly full of ourselves instead of with Jesus. 417 more words

No More Youth Pastors (Part II)

(Continued from yesterday‘s post.)

What, then, to do?  That’s a good question.  What will it mean for congregations to think outside the box of the past forty years and consider what makes most sense in their context?  410 more words

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Learning to listen...

And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. 78 more words

Top Five Tuesday: Trips with Teens

Speaking of trips with a youth group, here are the Top Five trips I loved taking with teens both as a youth and then as a youth leader: 343 more words

Top Five Tuesday


So last night I was at church, and we were interviewing a new youth pastor. He was really nice, and I personally really liked him, but only time will tell if he’s a good fit for us. 443 more words

The latest Parent Update is out. Get it here: GPSM Newsletter – September 2015

Joel Settecase