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How can you address “calling” in Youth Ministry in practical terms? Wendy Mohler-Seib from the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College talks about understanding who you are and how you fit into the world.

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People use the word “calling” very haphazardly in the church world. Wendy Mohler-Seib from the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College talks about what it means theologically to have a calling and how it is often misused.

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As youth workers, we have to come up with ways to be creative with the scriptures. We sat down with Kim Montenegro to talk about how to make the Bible come alive while still being responsible with the scriptures.

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There are over 820 million people who are chronically malnourished in the world (that’s about 1 in 9 people). Andy Morris from Rise Against Hunger and FastPrayGive helps break down what that means, how you can talk to your students about the issue, and what we can do to help fight it.

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Navigating ministry with LGBTQ youth in the current climate can be complicated.  Listen in on this discussion between leading youth pastors on how to navigate this ministry so that all of God’s youth are called deeper in relationship with their creator.

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The collective welcomes Chris Wilterdink, the Director of Program Development for Young People’s Ministries in the USA, as he talks about YOUTH2019, the national gathering of Methodist youth that will occur this summer in Kansas City.  For more about YOUTH2019, visit the website at http://youth2019.com.  Use code Youth19 to get early bird registration rates until Easter.

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Join the collective this week as they discuss everybody’s favorite time of the year: good ol’ Spring Break.  They break down what to expect, who’s gonna be there, and other aspects of what has and has not worked for them in their Spring Break ministries.

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Every youth worker has had (or will have) a youth activity idea that sounded good, but failed miserably.  The collective members talk about some of their failures, and the lessons we all can learn from them.  

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There’s a wealth of youth ministry material out there, but what criteria should you use to decide whether it meets your standards?  Or should you just write your own?  Theological integrity and suitability for the congregation that you serve are obvious considerations, but there’s more to the evaluation process than that, and the collective gets down to the basics about the topic this week.

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Summer seems like it is a long time away from now, but there are definitely things in your planning for summer that need to be attended to in January.  This week, the collective discusses what those things are, and more.

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