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Women in Youth Ministry Campference

In April of this year, we’ll be holding the second Women in Youth Ministry Campference. It’s an awesome time for women leaders in youth ministry to connect with others, grow, and exhale. But it may not be clear for everyone why such a conference matters, or why it’s even needed.

As women who do youth ministry, we have a different position than men. We run into different problems, have other challenges, and unique needs. Continue reading Women in Youth Ministry Campference

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Book Review: Jesus Goes to the Movies

I love movies. The first time I saw Star Wars…an epic memory. I watched so many movies as a teen, especially with my older sister. And some we would watch over and over again! My two sisters and I still often talk to each other in movie quotes, with my parents listening in bewilderment.

Going to the movies is something I love to do with students as well and I regularly use movies (a term that’s not without controversy by the way—more about this later) in my talks. But movies and Christians, that’s not always a happy combination. These are just a few reasons why I was happy to see a youth pastor write a sold book on movies: Jesus Goes to the Movies. Continue reading Book Review: Jesus Goes to the Movies