I need a sign

My Life, Youth Pastoring
Today is my 10 year anniversary at my church. I know, I can't believe it either. I am both blow away, and actually pretty proud of the fact that I have been here this long. There have been some bad times, but I honestly feel that God has used me while I have been here. The reason that I need a sign is that there is no good way to tell people that it is your 10 year anniversary. You just end up looking petty and silly. I tried to convince my wife to walk around and tell people. She refused so I am left trying to mention it. Of course the problem is that is like telling people it is your birthday. You look like you are fishing for…
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I Think…

Youth Ministry Ideas, Youth Pastoring
...Veggie Tales should make youth curriculum. It won't work for middle school students because of the "I'm too cool" factor, but I think it is great for older youth. I especially like their video "God Made You Special" it has a collection of stuff that are all around the theme that you are special to God. If you need a quick youth series why not check it out.
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Respect

Youth Pastoring
One of the biggest struggles in my life is learning not to live in the opinions of others. Of those opinions that others have of me I think that the biggest one would be do people respect what I do. I don't know if it is a father issue, or maybe just a self-esteem thing, but I feel like I am constantly worried about whether or not people think I am doing a good job. So I am in the exactly wrong job. My official title at church is Associate Pastor. Under that there are several areas that I am in charge of, some of which I do well, some of which get handled after everything else gets handled. (Hey that is how it goes when you have too much…
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Just check it out…

Youth Pastoring
All of you youth pastor/church people out there know about these crazy people who call you on the phone and try to sell you material or curriculum. Most of them follow the same basic script where they rave about how great their material is as they throw out a bunch of author names that you should know if you ever really followed the whole Christian celebrity scene. But then comes the real annoying part. They decide to send it to you if you will simply look at it and try it out. You can then send it back in 30 days at no cost. Now, most of the time I just say no, but every now and again there is something that I am sort of interested in so I…
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