Author Archives: Ken McCoy

What Makes a Cool Youth Ministry Game?

By Ken McCoy | JumpStart Ministries | Charlotte, NC My iPhone buzzed and chimed – incoming text message. A friend sent a couple of videos of a youth group playing some games last night, and I immediately burst out laughing … Continue reading

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KJ-52: The “Drake Phenomenon”

By Jonah Sorrentino – a.k.a.  kj52 Unless you’ve been living under a proverbial cultural rock, Aubrey “Drake” Graham is pretty much the hugest rap artist on the planet. Starting from child star on Degrassi and moving from the burgeoning internet … Continue reading

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My Thoughts On The Death Of Xxxtentacion

By Jonah Sorrentino – a.k.a.  KJ-52 We asked KJ-52, Team interlinc Artist and aficionado on all things Hip Hop, to give us his take on the recent death of rapper Xxxtentacion and the phenomenon it caused – the most streams … Continue reading

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Mission Recipients Get Way More Than Those Who Serve

By Eric Iverson / Youth Leadership / Minneapolis, Minnesota Let the Truth Be Told: I have been involved in U.S. Short-Term Missions (STM) all my life and been a part of every aspect of missions during that time. I grew up and currently … Continue reading

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Inflatable Fun!

By Rick Bundschuh • Kauai Christian Fellowship • Kauai, Hawaii Like most youth guys, my antenna is always up and searching for some new or different angle of an activity that will attract kids. During the summer months, taking a … Continue reading

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Yo-Yos And Youth Ministry

By Scott Lenning, Executive Festival Director/Crusade Ministries, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Today is National Yo-yo Day! I’m reminded how ministry has its ups and downs but you just have to remain patient, obedient and faithful to what you are doing. A … Continue reading

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Imagine the Possibilities!

By Ken McCoy • JumpStart Ministries • Charlotte, North Carolina I normally watch Apple’s Keynote presentations with great anticipation. But, ever since Steve Jobs left us, I haven’t had that “WOW!” sense when watching. However, I still watch them, because … Continue reading

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Tobymac Visited My Group Last Night

By Ken McCoy • JumpStart Ministries • Charlotte, North Carolina I’ve been helping out with the youth ministry at a small country church near where I live. They’re a fairly-typical “church youth group” bunch – have been around each other … Continue reading

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What Worked With Me – From a Guy’s Perspective

By Jon Brockman, Snohomish Washington High school is a fun and exciting time in life. I loved my high school experience—but that’s not to say that there weren’t times along the way that were difficult. I didn’t experience any family … Continue reading

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Teachers and Parents Share Stories From Inside the ‘Fortnite’ Phenomenon

From prom invitations to confused girlfriends to shy kids becoming the center of attention, you don’t understand how obsessed kids are with ‘Fortnite.’ By Patrick Klepek NOTE: “Middle School” is the theme of the upcoming edition of Youth Leaders Only. We … Continue reading

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