Tag Archives: Ken McCoy

5 Essentials To Start Your Youth Ministry Year

EARLY in the morning, like before the sun was up early – I was gathering my gear to go on a difficult nine-mile hike in the local mountains. “Let’s see. Water’s loaded into the pack? Check. Dog’s pack is loaded? Check. Hat? … Continue reading

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Let The Music Tell The Story

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of 30 Stories that appeared in the 100th edition of Youth Leaders Only. Make sure you check out the other great stories  from this special edition celebrating 30 years of YLO.  We started working closely … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry Goes To The Movies

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of 30 Stories that appeared in the 100th edition of Youth Leaders Only. Make sure you check out the other great stories  from this special edition celebrating 30 years of YLO.  We have worked on … Continue reading

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They Got There First

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of 30 Stories that appeared in the 100th edition of Youth Leaders Only. Make sure you check out the other great stories  from this special edition celebrating 30 years of YLO.  Only a few of … Continue reading

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The WriteGroup With The Right Stuff

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of 30 Stories that appeared in the 100th edition of Youth Leaders Only. Make sure you check out the other great stories  from this special edition celebrating 30 years of YLO.  WriteGroup Annual Retreat (2003) … Continue reading

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The Most Meaningful Job

Forbes has just reported on the results of an annual survey of “most meaningful jobs that pay well.” (I can just hear you thinking right about now, “Umm, Ken? We’re youth ministers. What about the phrase ‘that pay well’ doesn’t … Continue reading

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The S-Word

Editor’s Note: This appears as the “Letter From The Editor” in the Music Resource Book for the new YLO98 “No! Not THAT again! We hear about that all the time! We’re sick of it!” That wasn’t the response I was expecting when I … Continue reading

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Just Add Water?

When I was a rookie youth pastor, I had two, count ’em, TWO youth ministry books. One was Far-Out Ideas For Youth Groups and the other was Way-Out Ideas For Youth Groups. Those two little paperbacks from Youth Specialties were all I had … Continue reading

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What I Learned From The Apple Announcement

I’m the guy who has the latest tech gadget. I actually had, and used, an Apple Newton back before there was such a thing as a Palm Pilot. I guess that qualifies me as an “early adopter.” I’m the guy … Continue reading

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Home, REALLY Home, Missions

Editor’s Note: This article was written as the Letter From The Editor for the current edition of Youth Leaders Only Last night I participated in a youth ministry midweek meeting where I got to introduce one of my young friends as the speaker for the … Continue reading

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