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June 3, 2016

Equipping Parents (Part 2)

In part 1 of Equipping Parents, I talked about all that parents are facing as they…

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June 3, 2016

Transitioning Seniors Out of Youth Ministry

It’s time to say goodbye to another senior class. What’s the best way to transition seniors…

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June 2, 2016

Equipping Parents (Part 1)

About 10 years ago, I came across a book that got me thinking about something significant…

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June 2, 2016

10-Second Tip: Follow Through

At the NATIONAL YOUTH WORKERS CONVENTION, we stopped youth workers from all across the U.S. and asked them to…

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June 2, 2016

When a Student Self-injures

This post is in partnership with the Center for Youth Ministry Training and is a product…

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June 1, 2016

I Was The First Black Youth Pastor at My Church

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been 24 years since I began my journey into ministry. I…

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June 1, 2016

Thoughts About the Recent UMC General Conference

Michael Ratliff works with United Methodist Church youth workers, young adult workers, and young people from…

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May 31, 2016

How to Create a Social Media Strategy for Your Church

This post originally appeared on DARREL’S BLOG and we thought it was so wonderful that we wanted to…

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May 31, 2016

Ministering to the “Too Busy” Student

I can’t even begin to tell you how big of a Pharisee I used to be.…

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May 30, 2016

How to do Relational Discipleship

Why Relational Discipleship? Almost all of us can look back on our faith journey and think…

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June 04, 2016

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