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My Child Was Caught Viewing Porn!

on August 10, 2019 by

What Do I Do?

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How To Not Embarrass Your Teen

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You’re going to embarrass your teenager on some level in some way

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When A Student Comes Out To You

on August 9, 2019 by

More students want to meet and talk about same-sex attraction. We have moved from “my friend” is struggling with this, to “I”…

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UK: Christians No Longer Allowed To Lead Library Time

on August 8, 2019 by

They have been told that after eight years, because of songs being sung about Bible stories in the local government building.

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Reflect On Joshua Harris’s Deconversion

on August 7, 2019 by

It would give us great joy to see our friend return to the gospel he proclaimed, the Bible he affirmed, and the…

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Create Intentional Moments For Your Family To Connect

on August 7, 2019 by

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Flashback: Hugh Hefner Media And Cultural Pioneer

on August 4, 2019 by

Hefner’s message of “sexual freedom” without borders and boundaries continues to flourish

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“Navigating LGBTQ Issues”

on August 4, 2019 by

…they bring Gospel-centered sense to the head-spinning conversations and debates regarding sexuality and gender

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How to Strategically Scope and Sequence your Year

on July 27, 2019 by

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Why young people abandoned the faith

on July 27, 2019 by

More and more parents and churches are recognizing that students are not prepared for the challenges that college often brings

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Connecting With Parents During The Summer

on July 26, 2019 by

When was the last time you went out of your way to meet with a parent, when their teen wasn’t in any…

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Youth Ministry Summer Reading List

on July 26, 2019 by

As a result of years of research and writing, there are so many great books available that allow us to be mentored…

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Looking For Ways To Disciple Your Kids This Summer?

on July 26, 2019 by

Heather Molendyk

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Longevity In YTH Ministry

on July 23, 2019 by

This is the latest article in the AG News on ythology and…thoughts on longevity in YTH ministry

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How To Help Your Former Teens Grow After High School

on July 20, 2019 by

The first two years of their post-high school life has so much change; it can knock them off their spiritual journey

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How Faith Heritage Relates To Faith Practice

on July 19, 2019 by

The idea of beliefs that transcend generations is beautiful, but is it also beneficial?

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YouTube Star ‘Ninja’ Thanks Mom For Choosing Life

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A lot of the doctors told my mom that I had…a number of diseases, and that I should be aborted

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When A Student Fails To Show Up

on July 18, 2019 by

I don’t know about you, but I often feel like I’m not cool enough to warrant time with many of the students…

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The One Thing Your Kid Needs Before Starting College

on July 18, 2019 by

Helping your child transition from one phase to the next is never easy

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Digital Distractions

on July 18, 2019 by

How to Help Your Kids Dodge Digital Distractions

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“Generation Screen” And Self-esteem

on July 17, 2019 by

For ways to build self-esteem with the screen generation

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Youthmin: Self Promotion And The Call To Humility

on July 15, 2019 by

Help me to humble myself before Thee by seeing the vanity of honor as a conceit of men’s minds

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Protecting Kids From Porn

on July 15, 2019 by

Six dangerous to teach your kids about porn

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Helping Teens Fall In Love With A Familiar God

on July 12, 2019 by

How will these teens fall in love with a God they’ve been arranged to love from their birth?

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Advice I’d Give Myself If I Were Starting Over As A Dad

on July 12, 2019 by

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What Every Tween Girl Needs From Her Mom

on July 12, 2019 by

Here are a few things my mentors have taught me that I’d love to pass along to you

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Gay Girl, Good God

on July 11, 2019 by

The story of who I was  and who God has always been

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Teens With Strong Connections At Home…Healthier Adults

on July 7, 2019 by

Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults

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4 Things To Do When Starting A New Position

on July 5, 2019 by

I am a little anxious walking into this new role but so excited to see how God will work in this new…

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3 Barriers To Spiritual Growth Faced By Teens Today

on July 3, 2019 by

For Christian teenagers, growth in godliness sometimes tends to take a back seat if someone’s not behind them really speaking in their…

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A Call To Teenagers To Be Free

on July 3, 2019 by

John Piper

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My Quiet Times Are Anything But Quiet

on July 3, 2019 by

I have come to believe that many women are not reading their Bibles consistently

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The Tyranny Of Summer Expectations

on July 3, 2019 by

Am I worried that I’m messing them up? Absolutely

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How To Talk To Young People About Doubt

on July 3, 2019 by

Dr. Kara Powell

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Becoming A Dad

on July 3, 2019 by

10 Things I wish someone had told me before fatherhood

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No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on July 3, 2019 by

There is more grace in Christ than there is sin in the greatest of prodigals

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When Motherhood Feels Like Death

on July 3, 2019 by

The endless, nebulous work of motherhood…

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The First 60 Days Of A New Job

on June 25, 2019 by

Pray that I stick to these things as I begin to learn this new church culture and learn… just learn.

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Teen Vogue: Sex Work Is ok…..For Teens?

on June 24, 2019 by

God’s good gift of sexuality is being distorted and denigrated in a variety of ways. What was once unthinkable is now normalized

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The Character Of Discipleship

on June 21, 2019 by

The development of character and virtue often feels like a lost art form to the extent that we’ve even begun to lose the…

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Flashback: Managing The Anxiety Of Youth Ministry

on June 20, 2019 by

I didn’t realize how anxious I would feel. My mind raced with thoughts like: What if the group doesn’t grow?

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Mistakes You Might Make In Your Next Family Vacation

on June 19, 2019 by

The real value of family vacations is not in the activity. It’s for your kids to know you’re crazy about them

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New: This Summer Try Vision Casting With Your Leaders

on June 19, 2019 by

The more time you can invest in your leaders this way, the more likely your fall is going to start off strong

 

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Lies We Tell Ourselves As Youth Workers

on June 19, 2019 by

The Top three lies

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How To Lead A Mission Trip Parent Meeting

on June 17, 2019 by

The mission trip parent meeting can be one of the most dangerous meetings for a youth worker to lead

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No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on June 17, 2019 by

Don’t give up on them

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I love Parenting Teenagers

on June 16, 2019 by

“You think parenting is hard now? Just you wait.”

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What John Teaches Us About Youth Ministry

on June 16, 2019 by

What do we do when you go astray

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Sticking With Youth Ministry For The Long Haul

on June 16, 2019 by

If you’re feeling discouraged or out of gas in this season of leading, this article is for you

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Teen Fired From Christian Camp Counselor For Being Gay

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He did not personally align with our statements of faith (in particular, one regarding sexuality) we determined we could not use him…

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How To Face The Pressure Points Of College

on June 11, 2019 by

I wish I had read this book before I went to college, and would encourage any incoming college students to read it

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For The Freshmen Of Tomorrow

on June 11, 2019 by

Six Guiding Lessons for Graduates

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The Pressure To Perform

on June 11, 2019 by

The pressure today’s kids feel to perform

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Book: Helping Students Follow Christ In College

on June 8, 2019 by

A great  Gospel centered book for youth workers parents and students heading to college

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Helping Students Stay In Church Once They Graduate

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As your students graduate high school, are they graduating from church too?

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Encouragements For Your Graduate

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Here are six encouragements for parents to give to their graduate that focus on who they are

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The Next Step In Growing A Healthy Youth Ministry

on June 5, 2019 by

When you invite students to be co-creators of their own ministry, it boosts their ownership of and commitment to what you are…

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The Cancer Hiding Inside Your Relational Ministry

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relational ministry” was threatening my most important relationships.

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Summer Is A Liar

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We actually spend more hours working over the summer than any other season

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Helping Parents Prevent Porn

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3  resources to help parents

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How To Make A Snapchat Geofilter For Your Ministry Event

on May 29, 2019 by

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Youth Pastors Are Also Youth Missionaries

on May 26, 2019 by

Let’s face it… in today’s America, students are not just walking into your church off the streets because they wake up one…

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Why People Rren’t Showing Up For Your Small Group

on May 24, 2019 by

Three reasons why people aren’t showing up

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Being Proud Of Your Kids

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3 Reasons Your Kids Want You to Be Proud of Them

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Rest

on May 20, 2019 by

In fact, that month-long stretch is actually a marker of my own spiritual weakness. Because rest is an important part of what…

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Self-Care

on May 20, 2019 by

So after many seasons of making myself sick in a very real literal way to the point that I actually ended up…

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Reclaiming Friendship in the Social Media Age

on May 17, 2019 by

Social media promises social connectedness, but it often delivers social isolation

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Campuses Ministries Working Together Like Never Before

on May 16, 2019 by

EveryCampus ’ initiative, a national multi-organizational coalition focused on gospel movements on every campus in America

 

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“Equality Act”: An Assault On Freedom, Privacy And Safety

on May 15, 2019 by

It puts the full force and influence of the federal government enforcing this law and opposing Christian beliefs

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Homosexuality And Youth

on May 14, 2019 by

Avera Maria Santo is same-sex attracted. And, she’s a devout Catholic who desires to embrace

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Book 4 Guys Topics: Fortnite, Weed, Porn And Self-esteem

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The four biggest distractions today’s guys face: SCREENS, SUBSTANCES,SEXUAL TEMPTATION,STRUGGLES WITH SELF

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4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face

on May 11, 2019 by

It’s never been harder to be a guy than right now and they need our help! Young men face more distractions to godly…

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Getting Parents Involved In Youth Ministry

on May 9, 2019 by

One of the most common complaints I hear from student pastors is that they are having a hard time getting youth parents…

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Distraction The New Enemy Of The Church

on May 9, 2019 by

The rise of media saturation…has ushered in a new age of competition with the gospel for the human gaze

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Dealing With Difficult People In Ministry

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I’ve often heard that the worst thing about Churches is that they are filled with imperfect people

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The Powerful Influence Of Christian Moms

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Moms are a big influence and children’s faith formation

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The Definitive List Of Volunteer Expectations

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Here’s almost everything you need to know about their roles and expectations…

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5 Things Your Volunteers Need From You

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Getting yelled at by someone who had been so eager to help, made me learn that I needed to change. Here’s a list…

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Asking A Volunteer To Leave

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Instead of asking someone to step down completely from a ministry role, there might be an alternative role you can move them…

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Volunteers: How To Find Them, Train, And Keep Them

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Something is keeping them from serving. What are the barriers that are keeping people from stepping up to serve? Here are a…

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7 Tips To Recruiting Volunteers

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Ask children’s ministers what their top three ministry needs are, and 99.9 percent will list volunteer recruitment

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Schools Declare Support For Transgender Teen

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A years-long lawsuit with the school board of Gloucester County in Virginia, which denied him the right to use the boys’ restroom

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Be A Regular At Your Local School Sporting Events

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Here are just three benefits that come from attending your local sporting events.

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Flashback: Youth Workers Crossing The Line

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You are just one bad decision from becoming a headline

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Nicole Kidman ‘Teased’ For Bring Her Kids To Church

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Faith is important. She often gets teased by friends for passing her strong belief in God onto her children

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Making Intercession

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We may think that no one is standing up for us but this would be inaccurate. Jesus is standing at the right…

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What Every New Minister Should Be Asking

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I have transitioned into six new churches and picked up a few things along the way. At one church, I…

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Ministry Is Messy

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Embracing the Mess of Relational Ministry

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How To Follow Up On Visitors After Easter

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“Wow, look at all these new folks,” you think. “I can’t wait to see them next week!”

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5 Spiritual Dangers Of Skipping Church

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Why skipping church is a really bad idea

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Book: Negotiating Your Stepfamily And Blended Family

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In the book , ‘Doing Life With Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and The Welcome Mat Out’, I spend an…

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Jesus Forgives

on April 20, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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Talking Church With Your Teenager And Young Adult

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Encouraging participation over attendance

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Resource: Mentoring Graduating Students

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How we can help graduating students transition to the next area of life

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“Remembering”

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Are you remembering for the sake of the Gospel and your kids?

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Five Technology Rules Every Parent Must Follow

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When I saw the pictures that she had been posting on Facebook for years, I felt utterly embarrassed, and deeply betrayed.”

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DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By Jonathan McKee

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FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!

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Book: The Guy’s Guide to FOUR BATTLES

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Every Young Man Must Face!…

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3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

on April 18, 2019 by

The first version of this article appeared on her blog when Kristen Hatton sent her freshman daughter off to college

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How To Revitalize Your Youth Ministry Calendar

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5 Programming Ideas to Revitalize Your Ministry Calendar