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10 Things I Still Love About Youth

10 reasons to love youth and be inspired to engage in youth ministry.

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Seven ‘senses’ of teen leaders

From my 38 years in LCMS Youth Ministry, I’ve observed youth who make strong leaders to have certain God-given gifts in common.

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Some thoughts about Youth Polls

When we see positive data like the Youth Polls present, why wouldn’t we want that for all our teens? How are we investing in all youth?

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Tis the Season to Sing

I’m noticing the music of the Christmas season this year as I reflect on music and the role of music in youth ministry.

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Teens ‘stand strong’ in age of tolerance

Youth are not the future church, but they are the church’s future. They have been trained to ‘stand strong’ in an age of tolerance.

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Missing Easter

It is easy to unintentionally miss celebrating Easter in the midst of our busyness. Fortunately for us, God’s grace and mercy never miss us.

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