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The Three Things You Have to Schedule Right Now

Judging by the ‘back to school’ posts on my social media timelines, school has started everywhere again. That means most youth ministries will be up and running again as well after the summer break.

Now, whether you are a slightly OCD type-A planner who has got every detail down for the whole season, or more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type: I am certain you have some kind of schedule for your ministry—and thus for yourself. You know the programs and activities you’ve got scheduled, right?

But at the start of the season, there are three things that you have to schedule. Right now. Continue reading The Three Things You Have to Schedule Right Now

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What’s so special about the Youth Work Summit?

Today’s post is a little different, as it’s an reflective guest post from youth worker Dan Crouch who also attended the Youth Work Summit I’ve been raving about the last week. In it he explains why he loves the Youth Work Summit, despite the fact that in general he’s not a big fan of conferences. Take it away Dan…

This time last week I was at an early day event at the London School of Theology with Mark Oestreicher speaking on vision.  This was followed by the Youthwork Summit day on the Saturday.  I’ve taken about a week to think about this not just because I have been busy, but also because something that has such a significant impact needs to be given appropriate time and consideration. Continue reading What’s so special about the Youth Work Summit?