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interlinc … How I Got Hooked

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.  In the summer of … Continue reading

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By The Time I’m Done With You …

Featured in YLO85 | By Doug Ranck, Free Methodist Church, Santa Barbara, CA Editor’s Note: This month, as we all get in the school groove, we’re featuring articles from previous Youth Leaders Only Resource Books — articles that hit on some of … Continue reading

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The Long View

From YLO87 | By Doug Ranck, Free Methodist Church, Santa Barbara CA Editor’s Note: This month, as we all get in the back-to-school groove, we’re featuring articles from previous Youth Leaders Only Resource Books — articles that hit on some 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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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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My songs are not cool

Guest post by Doug Ranck of Free Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, CA Many years ago I was asked to sing in a duet at the funeral of an elderly lady who lived next to our family. She had requested, before … Continue reading

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5 ways to make a (music) connection

Guest post by Doug Ranck of Free Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, CA Here are a few tried and tested ideas for connecting with youth through music. Rule #1: Everybody has an opinion on what type of music they like Rule … Continue reading

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What all musicians need from us

Guest post by Doug Ranck of Free Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, CA If I were to ask you to describe your musical “diet” in the Christian versus secular debate, how would you respond? Some people would say they listen … Continue reading

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Write Group: Ideas for Thanksgiving

Editor’s Note: We asked some of our Write Group members — the youth leaders who write the Bible studies and articles for our Resource Books — to share some of their favorite Thanksgiving ministry ideas. And we want to hear … Continue reading

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Newsboys “God’s Not Dead”

What a great, clear message for the Monday after Easter! The objective of this study, written by Doug Ranck from Santa Barbara, California, is “to help youth discover again, or for the first time, the new life Christ offers.” Download … Continue reading

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