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Every youth worker who leads a small group fears trying to get students to participate during discussions and all you hear is crickets! This week we sit down with Lee French to talk about how to create an atmosphere to get your students to talk.

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Ministry is impossible without volunteers! Being intentional about saying thank you is vital. This week we sit down to talk about ways you can show your appreciation to your volunteers and help build a sense of camaraderie.

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As youth workers, we often find that self care is at the bottom of our list of priorities. This week we talk about a few ways you can practice good self care by creating boundaries, building healthy relationships, and being prepared.

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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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