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FREE Online Training 5/19/10

18 May

You are invited to join us for a great day of learning and sharing on May 19, 2010 as Leadership Network presents “SAGE”.

In the tradition of THE NINES and AHA!, SAGE will be a totally on-line event… that means no travel arrangements, no days away from the office, and no hassle. And, you can attend for FREE! YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND!

Leadership Network has gathered a group of some of the most experienced, well-seasoned church leaders and asked them all the same question, “If you had it to do all over again, what would you have done differently?” Their answers will help all of us learn some valuable lessons about what to do and what not to do in our own ministry.

Event: SAGE! New Voices. Fresh Ideas.

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (ET) Thats 9am West Coasters!


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Hope to see you online!


Do You Get Nervous?

15 May

I still get nervous before I speak! It’s been four years, and I can’t eat hours before, and I always feel like I have to use the bathroom before I speak. (I don’t usually, but I feel like I do) Here is what gets me through the nervousness and into the zone.  Moments before I speak, I take a moment and pray. I ask God to use me, that the words be His, not mine. It always seems to help.

Do you get nervous, and what do you do about it?

Does Your Church Have a Social Media Strategy?

13 May

A friend of mine, Ben Taylor, needs a few questions answered about your churches social media strategy. This information is needed to finish up his college course.  Would you take a few minutes and help Ben out? Here is the link to the survey Thanks in advance!

Should Youth Leaders Drink?

23 Apr

Today at the grocery store I ran into a youth leader, we said hello and continued to shop. We ran into each other again in the front of the store. She and a girl friend had a large bottle of vodka and some other misc hard liquor.

As a youth leader, does this send a negative message? I am not talking about is it right or wrong to drink.

When you are leading students, is it a wise thing?

Does your leadership team or church have a covenant regarding alcohol?


Student Solicitors- Need Your Input

17 Apr

I receive numerous requests from students to help support (summer in country)missions trips, camps, school sports teams etc. Purchasing ticket booklets, hosting events, or helping them to raise funds for summer missions trips.

Before I share my thoughts, I would love to hear some of yours.

Have you encountered this in your youth group, and how do you respond to your youth?

Experiment- Same Message?

13 Apr

Series: The Voice of Truth

Sermon Title: The Truth About Worry

Sermon in a Sentence: Worry in our life can paralyze us, and keep us from God’s will in our lives

Bible Verses Use: Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Peter 5:7, Luke 5:16, Matthew 6:32-33, Philippians 4:19, John 14:27-28, 1 Corinthians 4:20,

Youth Leaders: Have you tried something similar? Would love to hear from you! Continue reading