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Learning Youth Ministry Leadership Lessons From Colin Powell

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Recently I read  “It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership,” by Colin Powell.  I love reading autobiographies from incredible leaders — especially when the leader talks about failures and lessons they have learned.  The four-star general and former secretary of state shares the 13 rules he lives by and how he learned them.  Once a week, I review over each ...

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Stay In Your 3 Foot Youth Ministry World

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At times -- doing youth ministry in the church context can be frustrating. There's no perfect church or perfect church model to do youth ministry in. When it gets tough and you become mad, change your focus on what you can affect and change your attitude.

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Youth Ministry Leadership Thoughts By Henri Nouwen

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Youth pastors may need to move from a leadership built on power to a leadership in which we discern where God is leading us and our people.

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Is your student ministry ready for the unchurched?

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It's clear that cities across the country are becoming more and more unchurched which means that there's going to be an insane urgency to reach unchurched students and families.

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Highly Effective Habits of Exceptional Youth Pastors

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One of the most compelling books I read in my undergraduate degree was:  7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  In this book, I learned that success hangs on the leader’s habits.  My favorite philosopher, Aristotle states:                   I believe that the best youth pastors understand the power of habit they display in their youth ...

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