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Collaborative mission partnerships

You might have recently seen some ads for the Center for Student Missions on my or Marko’s blog lately. Or if you were at Open Boston you likely bumped into some CSM staff folks in the lobby. So… what’s up with that? In short, I’m highlighting them because I really dig how they do short-term […]

English is Crazy

After watching the video I’ve got 3 questions for my fellow youth workers: According to this 2010 U.S. census report, “More than half of the growth in the total U.S. population between 2000 and 2010 was because of the increase in the Hispanic population. Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, […]

Easter Products from the Cartel

April 2014 is here. And that means a lot of things to a lot of people. For youth workers, it can mean… The end of the school year is coming… 2013-2014 is survivable! Spring Break mission trip time Easter… and all the awesomeness that comes with it. What are you up to, 9 services this […]

Contest! Win a Woo Worthy Prize Pack

This week we are celebrating the release of Morgan Schmidt’s brand new book, Woo: Awakening Teenagers’ Desire to Follow in the Way of Jesus.  We think you’ll fall in love with the book and Morgan! Contest We asked Morgan to put together a little prize pack of her favorite things from Seattle. Leave us your […]

Viva - Genesis

Introducing Viva

Today marks the official release of a brand new line of products we’re calling, Viva. On the first of every month we’re publishing 4, short & easy-to-use downloadable resources that you can use as stand-alone lessons, a series, or even just for ideas on your own lessons. At just $1.99 each or $5.99 for the […]

We need your help!

With our last Open event of the Winter this weekend we’re starting to turn our attention towards our Fall events. The biggest hurdle we’ve faced with The Summit is just telling people that it exists! When we talk to people about it they love the idea and want to be there. With that said… we’re still […]

An interview with Tony Jones about the Progressive Youth Ministry Confernce

The Youth Cartel isn’t alone among ministry start-ups. There are several other organizations out there doing interesting and innovative things. One of them is The JoPa Group headed up by Tony Jones and Doug Paggit. They are putting together an event called the Progressive Youth Ministry Conference which is happening for the first time this March […]

Expanding Open to More Cities

“So Adam, why do you do this?”  It was a very practical question from Markus, a youth worker from Southern Germany. He and his team had just taken an overnight bus to Paris to attend Open Paris. I had to stop and come up with a real answer. Jet lagged and fully aware of just […]

Santa Dog lives the Cartel Life

Crazy Christmas Deals for the Kindle

We got wind from Amazon that our books on Kindle will be on sale starting tomorrow. (Update: Some started today!) So if you’re getting a Kindle for Christmas or just want to load up on Kindle versions of Cartel books, here’s your chance to get stuff at like a million percent off. (We can’t actually […]