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Happy Thank a Youthworker Day!

We are a unique bunch. That is an understatement. We are also an under appreciated bunch. Almost every day I see a post, or have a phone call, or talk with one of our tribe who is struggling to know that what we do actually matters. It’s a blessing to be able to assure my […]

Occupy Justice

I remember the first time I engaged in a cause. I was in ninth grade and was certain I and my fellow female students at our large public high school faced discrimination. Of all horrors, we had to buy and wear district approved gym suits while male students could wear their own shorts and tees. Fashion (or […]

Three Great Youth Ministry Resources

I have three terrific opportunities for youth workers to share. First, the folks at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference have given me a discount code that will save first time registrants an additional $25 off the early bird price (a total of $65 off the registration) by October 31, 2011. I have had the opportunity […]

Extended Adolescence Symposium

Youth workers, by definition, serve adolescents – but who are those people? Under 18? Under 30? For a few years now, there has been considerable discussion in the medical/psychological academic world about the existence and implications of the lengthening of adolescence. It’s a conversation that the church, and youth workers especially, need to join in […]