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HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 84

Weekend Teaching Series: The Sex Series (week 2 of 2) Sermon in a Sentence: Your questions about sex answered. Service Length: 84 minutes Understandable Message: This...

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Millennials’ Judgments About Recent Trends Not So Different report on new pew research a tease: As might be expected, members of the Millennial generation are enthusiastic...

GUEST POST: 3 Things Youth Pastors Don’t Do

#1 – We DON’T talk about sex all the time But when we do, it’s because someone in their lives need to. Would you...

Labels Series Video

Fusion student ministry forwarded me this video they did based on the LABELS super series from Simply Youth Ministry. Fun – love the ending! JG Related...

Saddleback’s Response to Crisis in Haiti

Here’s Saddleback’s response to the crisis in Haiti … pray, give, go. JG Related posts: Do Not Let This End Today Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Leaders Passionate Response...

Aardsma On Weaknesses

My friend Mark Aardsma has (fairly recently) begun blogging under the punchy little blog title of his last name — it’s a blog for...

To Save a Life Movie Update

I’m so excited that the new film To Save a Life (read my review here) did so well at the box office last week....

POLL: Youth Ministry Cringing Moments

Which of these “youth ministry” moments make you cringe the most?(survey) Which of these typical youth ministry moments make you cringe the most? JG Related posts: Classic...

The Correlation Between a Relational Youth Ministry and Student Participation

Saddleback’s High School Ministry has experienced incredible growth over the past two years. Here’s a little of what I shared at HSM Staff Camp...

Managing Volunteers with Highrise

Starting Tuesday, HSM is going to use Highrise. Highrise is an inexpensive web-based people management tool that we’re applying to managing our youth ministry...

Youth Workers: How Do You Know When God Is Moving You?

This past weekend I shared breakfast with my YS roommate. Bruegger’s Bagels and chocolate milk, case you were wondering. Our discussion centered on the question,...

The Compass of a Great Question

I’ve started to collect some questions that I ask myself regularly to keep me on track with God.

What Keeps Youth Volunteers Coming Back For More

These are a few keys in keeping your volunteers happy in their ministry.

Church Relevance

This semester I am taking a class called “Christianity and Culture.” I can tell already this class is going to have a profound impact...

Online Missions Trip starts on Sunday!!!

If you are a youth leader and have not signed up your youth group to participate in the Online Missions Trip then I am...

Why I’m Going To Haiti

I haven’t blogged about this yet, but I’ve teased it a bit in my facebook status: I’m going to Haiti in a couple weeks. My...

HSM Killball Pictures

A few pictures from this weekend’s killball tournament. Each of the 16 teams is guaranteed 7 games, and the top 4 teams advance to...

What Drove Jesus Should Drive Everything

During his earthly ministry Jesus was driven by an almost fanatical commitment to reach those who were lost. He pursued those who were broken,...

A Means To Mental Health

I read this brilliant list of suggestions in the alumni mag (link goes to a pdf) of my alma mater, Wheaton College. they were...

HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 83

Weekend Teaching Series: The Sex Series (week 1 of 2) Sermon in a Sentence: Choosing who you will trust with your sex life – God’s...
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