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Do you know that smell when fresh bread comes out of the oven? The smell wafts around the house and just makes you feel warm and cozy inside? Minus the smell, that’s how it feels when a fresh printing of books arrives at the Cartel.

So if you thought it was too late to order our best selling graduation book, The Amazing Next, for your seniors… it’s not! Head over to our store and order yours today.

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Gender Pay Gap in Youth Ministry Employment

Earlier this week we published Dan Navarra’s excellent Youth Pastor Compensation Survey report. And, rightly so, people in the comments of the report were curious is Dan’s research had discovered a gender pay gap. In other words, are full-time women in youth ministry paid less than men in the same role?

So I wanted to address this today– which also happens to be International Women’s Day.

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6 Nights in Cuba

Note: Do to the nature of my trip and in an effort to protect the privacy of my hosts I’m not able to share specifics in this format. If you have specific questions about my trip please contact me via email.

“I’m so happy to be here, I never thought I’d have the opportunity to visit with you.” This is all I could come up with last Sunday when handed the microphone. I never even considered visiting Cuba as a possibility so I had no idea what to expect.

So what did I discover? Here are some snapshots. 

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Onramps: A Youth Ministry Coaching Program Cohort for Newer Youth Workers

The Youth Ministry Coaching Program is the oldest and most developed youth ministry development program on the block. After more than seven years, and 380 graduates and current participants, we’ve seen massive transformation in the individual lives of youth workers and the ministries they lead.

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You’re just getting started

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of college athletics.

At the gooey center of every college team is the coach. The college coach is far more important to the success of the program than at the professional level. For example, he/she sets the tone for everything from recruiting to player development to academic support to nutrician to training to recruiting and, most visibly, to performance on the field. Really good ones are also involved in fundraising, masterminding the press, and scheduling.

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