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...

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...

Zombies, Vampires and Wizards … Oh My!

Guest post by Mary Wilson Peed, Unkommon Media and William Huebner, Oakland Church of God, Distant, PA. From Mary: Zombies, Vampires and Wizards — all intriguing but do they have a place in youth ministry?...

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...

Let’s fight for “One More Song!”

Guest post by Eric Gargus, interlinc WriteGroup and 15-year Youth Ministry Vet There’s something really special about most Christian albums. Back in my teenage years I would buy a cassette from my favorite secular...

The impact of Duck Dynasty

Guest post by Jerry Davis, Director interlinc Youth Leaders Services Department & Part-Time Youth Pastor Season 4 of Duck Dynasty is up and running and I am, yet again, blown away. I absolutely love...

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Youth Ministry On The Run

by  antwerpenR Guest post by Joel VanDyke, Liderazgo Juvenil in Guatemala City, Guatemala This article originally appeared in YLO92’s “Youth Ministry 101” section Allow me to open a window to my soul for a...

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?...

Movie Review: The Wolverine

Guest post by Todd Pearage from The Gathering in Dayton, Ohio The Wolverine (In theaters 7/26/13) Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language.* Starring Hugh Jackman, Tao...