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Paul Turner

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I've been working with teenagers for over 30 years and coaching youth workers for over 20. Sign up for my weekly newsletter the Youth Ministry Round Up for encouragement, articles and videos to help you build a successful youth ministry.

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Youth Ministry Round Up #160

WEBSITE SHOP PODCAST YOUTUBE BLOG Greetings Awesome Person, The ABC's of Youth Ministry H is for Holy I recently made a video about a church doing a vey bizarre Super Bowl half-time show, thing. Who was this for? The lost? The unbeliever? The church will never out culture the culture nor are we supposed to. The world is looking, and has always looked, for something different. They want a church that is relevant without succumbing to cheap tricks. Paul teaches us to not be conformed the...
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Youth Ministry Round Up #159

WEBSITE SHOP PODCAST YOUTUBE BLOG Greetings Awesome Person, The ABC's of Youth Ministry G is for Grace How much grace do you show others? Probably a lot. How much grace do you show yourself? Not nearly enough, I bet. Grace shows up when we least expect it and when we least deserve it. I love this quote: I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. - Anne Lamott Preached a bad message? Blew a relationship with...
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Youth Ministry Round Up #158

WEBSITE SHOP PODCAST YOUTUBE BLOG Greetings Awesome Person, The ABC's of Youth Ministry F is for Faith What else would F be, right? It could have been farts, which is also a part of youth ministry, but it doesn't really inspire anyone. Faith isn't just something you have, something you call upon in a single moment of prayer, it's a force you have to nurture your whole life. Have faith that God will take your bread and fish and multiply it. Have faith that God will take your...
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Youth Ministry Round Up #157

WEBSITE SHOP PODCAST YOUTUBE BLOG Greetings Awesome Person, The ABC's of Youth Ministry E is for Empathy Here's my rule for remaining in youth ministry As long as you can remember when you were in 7th grade, and how much it sucked, you can stay in youth ministry. When we can't remember our own pain, it becomes much ore difficult to feel someone else's pain. Youth Pastors who fail to remember those tough days of school bullies heartbreak pimples loneliness can become harsh and out of touch...
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Youth Ministry Round Up #156

WEBSITE SHOP PODCAST YOUTUBE BLOG Greetings Awesome Person, The ABC's of Youth Ministry D is for Discipleship And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.” NIV I also like the way the NLT says this And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded." Think about the least of your youth group. Who is the kid who can't seem to...
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Youth Ministry Round Up #155

WEBSITE SHOP PODCAST YOUTUBE BLOG Greetings Awesome Person, The ABC's of Youth Ministry C is for Caring Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Romans 12:11 I don't care!" Who cares?" What does it matter?" I've been there. There are times when I could have cared less about the youth ministry, the students, the church or anything else. The reason? I was serving the wrong people, for the wrong reasons. In youth work, it's easy to get caught up in doing work to please...
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Youth Ministry Round Up #154

WEBSITE SHOP PODCAST YOUTUBE BLOG Greetings Awesome Person, The ABC's of Youth Ministry B is for Belief Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. I Corinthians 13:7 Love and belief go hand in hand. If you love something you want to trust it, put yourself out there for it. Believe In God You love God because He first loved you. Guess what? God believes in you! He trusts you with whatever He has...
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Youth Ministry Round Up #153

WEBSITE SHOP PODCAST YOUTUBE BLOG Happy New Year Awesome Person, The ABC's of Youth Ministry A stands for Accountability. His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Matthew 25:23 Whether you have a youth group of 100 or 5 students you are accountable for ministering to them, loving them and growing them. Whether you're part time, volunteer or full time, you are...
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Youth Ministry Round Up #152

WEBSITE SHOP PODCAST YOUTUBE BLOG Hey Awesome Person, I hope you had an awesome Christmas and you're anticipating 2024. You probably have some new toys to play with so I'll keep this short. I'm going to make some changes to the newsletter, good ones, I hope, but to do that I need your input. I have put a poll up with only 6 questions. Just like you want to make 2024 awesome for your students, I want to make 2024 awesome for you. Now, get back to playing with that new...
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I've been working with teenagers for over 30 years and coaching youth workers for over 20. Sign up for my weekly newsletter the Youth Ministry Round Up for encouragement, articles and videos to help you build a successful youth ministry.

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