Author Archives: Ken McCoy

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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Why Movies Matter (in Youth Ministry)

by Mark Pittman Transported to another place, moved to tears, scared out of our seats, or actually clapping in excitement, there’s no doubt that movies can have a serious impact. As a youth pastor, there were usually two ways I … Continue reading

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History Of Thanksgiving – The Secular And The Sacred

By Bill Petro (a long time friend from Cal Berkeley days) billpetro.com The origin of Thanksgiving Day has been attributed to a harvest feast held by the Plymouth Colony. In 1621, Governor William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony proclaimed a day of … Continue reading

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Everything is OK, or Not.

By Katie Lau,  Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation October 28, 2018. Sunday afternoon in the ‘Burgh. Gray skies with the occasional peak of blue. 48 degrees and a bit of wind. Battling my usual fall change of season sinus infection. “Stillers” are … Continue reading

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Full-Size Candy Bars

By Rick Bundschuh, Kauai Christian Fellowship, Poipu, Hawaii from his book Don’t Rock the Boat, Capsize It I think it is the solemn duty of all pastors to pass out full-size candy bars on Halloween. Yes, I know that for … Continue reading

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