Category Archives: Youth Ministry Resources

Adele Can Relate

We probably should have been ready for it. Whenever Adele releases a new song, suddenly almost every girl in our youth groups will be listening to it non-stop! Youth leaders can become a hero to the girls in their groups … Continue reading

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5 Things To Unpack From Camp (Tips For Parents)

Guest post by Paul Turner, Pleasant Grove Assembly of God in Pleasant Grove, Alabama Editor’s Note: This article is from the YLO95 Resource Book. Paul has some great guidance for you to share with your parents as they anticipate the end of … Continue reading

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Being a Parent In Music and Ministry

Editor’s Note: We were talking about the “Parents” theme of this issue of Youth Leaders Only, and the thought that youth leaders and musicians share some of the same, umm, “unique conditions” in which we ourselves are trying to be … Continue reading

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The Un-Mission Trip: Get More Kingdom Bang for your Fundraising Buck

Guest post by Rick Bundschuh, Kauai Christian Fellowship, Kauai, Hawaii Editor’s Note: This article appears in the YLO94 Resource Book featuring articles on the theme of Missions and Service. You can preview more of the book and the music in … Continue reading

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“Alone Yet Not Alone” song up for an Oscar

UPDATE (01.31.14): The Oscar nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone” was rescinded this week. While we don’t understand all of the politics or policies involved, we do believe that the brief spotlight on the movie and the song opened a … Continue reading

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Every song has a story

Guest post by Doug Ranck of Free Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, CA This morning I am sitting at Gate 10, Terminal 1 of Los Angeles International airport beginning the long journey back to the Washington, D.C. area where I will … Continue reading

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Movie review: Thor: The Dark World

Guest post by Todd Pearage from The Gathering in Dayton, Ohio Thor is called the “Mighty God of Thunder” … and apparently he’s the mighty god of the box-office too. Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of … Continue reading

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Thousands of Likes, No Real Friends

Guest post by Mary Wilson Peed, Unkommon Media and William Huebner, Oakland Church of God, Distant, PA. Mary: When my generation was in middle school, we passed notes that had little boxes on the bottom, one for “no” and one for “yes.” … Continue reading

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Turn It Up!

Guest post by Eric Gargus, interlinc WriteGroup and 15-year Youth Ministry Vet How are you handling the shadows and darkness when it comes? I’ll be the first to admit there are times I get so frustrated I’d like to throw things. … Continue reading

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Post-VMAs Roundup

Once again (for the 30th year in a row, if you’re counting … ), MTVs annual VMAs delivered some of the most talked about performances of the year. I’m not even going to attempt to add to the noise … … Continue reading

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