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The WYMC Wouldn’t Be Possible Without…

We are but two weeks away from the first ever Cartel Women in Youth Ministry Campference. Our team has literally been planning and praying since last summer. We can’t wait for everyone to get there! The major scaffolding of this Campference (which is the best elements of a camp and a conference combined) is our […]

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The Final Frontier

Not long ago, popular Christian author Annie Downs tweeted “Sometimes it feels like youth ministry is the final frontier for women in leadership.” A friend asked me what I thought of this. To be honest, I’m not sure I agree with Annie’s premise. When I hear the phrase “final frontier”, I think of the last […]

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The Passover

I’m a young leader…ok…youngish. I’ve had the great opportunity to get to know hundreds of different young leaders over the years, and there is a common trait that most of us seem to share.  A desire to be noticed.  Whether it’s working inside a church, with a missions organization or in the corporate world, young […]

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Sitting in the Ashes

  Last night I had the privilege of listening to a ministry friend of mine share his story of working through the reality of living with mental health related issues. Brett Ullman shared openly, honestly and passionately about this somewhat taboo subject, causing me to reflect on what my role is as a friend, father, husband […]

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Cartel Affiliates

Right at the gummy center of The Youth Cartel are two core things, collaboration and partnership. It’s who we are and what we do in everything we do. With the rapid expansion of our publishing line and events we wanted to provide a way for our friends to help… but also get paid a little for […]

Technical Update

Technical Update

The interwebs are funny. Ideally, you don’t notice anything happening in the background… stuff just works.  One thing I’ve had to deal with in my role here at the Cartel is that we had some stuff that didn’t just work. Or it worked but was just really slow. Here are three things that we’ve done behind the […]