Author Archives: Ken McCoy

Crisis: I’m In One Right Now

One of our key YLO members volunteered to share the current crisis situation. We’ve kept this anonymous for obvious reasons.   When was the last time you or your ministry was in a crisis? I’m in one right now. Last Sunday, … Continue reading

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3 Reasons I Am Grateful For The Marvel Films

By Sean McDowell • SeanMcDowell.org My family went to see Endgame on opening night. Although it was not my favorite Marvel film, it was truly an epic ending to (arguably) the greatest movie franchise of all time. While people have … Continue reading

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Middle School Ministry: Are You Up For The Challenge?

By Mike Calhoun • 3rd Cord Ministries • Durham, NC • MikeCalhoun.org Okay, let’s just say it…teaching Middle School students can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. They are not intentionally trying to be difficult, there is just a … Continue reading

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It’s GRAD Time! Tobymac, Lecrae, For KING & COUNTRY, NF, Lauren Daigle Have Music & Messages For The Class of 2019!

ConGRADulations! is the grad gift of choice of 25,000 youthworkers with 1.3 million grads receiving it over the past 2 decades. Tobymac, For KING & COUNTRY, Lecrae, NF, Lauren Daigle offer their songs and messages to help your grads make the biggest transition … Continue reading

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Disciples Worship and Worship Disciples

By Elias Dummer • Worship Leader/Artist • The City Harmonic • Nashville, Tennessee There I was at the age of 19, on the phone with a mentor of mine, and he had a fantastic problem. I had worked with him … Continue reading

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The Evolution Of The Youth Room

Does the experience shape the room, or does the room shape the experience? By Mandy Kyes / RPM Youth / Galt, California (This is the next in our series of Feature Articles from Youth Leaders Only 114 – which has the theme of TECHNOLOGY: … Continue reading

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Okay, You Have An iPad. Now What?

By Tom Hammel • SoCal Network Assemblies of God • Irvine, California If you are anything like me, you love technology! But, figuring out how to make it work beyond watching Netflix and playing Candy Crush can sometimes be a … Continue reading

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The Power of Redemption

Rick Bundschuh, a member of interlínc’s WriteGroup and Team interlínc, recently posted this: Every once in a while, I have to get something off my chest. I contributed this bit to our local paper’s OpEd page – and to my … Continue reading

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Helping Your Group Experience Worship

We’ve asked YLO’s editor Ken McCoy and his wife Jeannie (who’s the Modern Worship Director at their home church) to answer a group of questions about youth ministry and worship – questions that are fairly representative of the ones we … Continue reading

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Tips For Forming A Youth Worship Band

By Jim Murphy | Forest Lake, Minnesota There’s nothing that’s quite as exciting for kids as the idea of being in a band. To strap on that sweet cherry-red Strat and make it wail, drive out a slick new beat on … Continue reading

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