Posts categorized as "Youth Ministry Dialogue"

Feedback: Conversations on Faith & Doubt

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Feedback happens when a signal gets looped back into its source, like a guitar’s pickups being overloaded by the sound coming from its own amp. Usually this creates a lot of noise and dissonance. However, in the right hands it can be harnessed to create beautiful things: think Sigur Ros, Bon Iver, or even Neil…

Chap Clark Interview

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Dr. Chap Clark, pastor, professor, and accomplished author, was our special guest at the 2014 Developing Youth Leaders Seminar. He sat down with the CYN and we asked him some questions submitted via Twitter & Facebook, and explored a few of the ideas he taught on in the main sessions. All of the audio from…

Help! I Hate My Corps!

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Last year we tried to take a long, hard look at why young people are leaving The Salvation Army in record numbers. We heard from a former Salvo, a Salvo youth minister on the cheap answers offered young people, and a Salvo young adult on why he’s stuck around. Obviously this isn’t an issue that…

Reload: Urban Youth Ministry Conference

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Reload is a training conference serving over 300 urban youth workers from Chicagoland and the Midwest region. Join youth pastors, senior pastors, volunteers, teachers, parents, grandparents, nonprofit staff, social workers, foster parents, teenagers—and many others serving in urban youth ministry at this event designed to refresh, renew, empower, and equip. Reload is also super affordable!…

Practicing Hospitality with Lt. Sharon Autry

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Lt. Sharon, along with her husband John, is a Corps Officer at the Oklahoma City Citadel Corps. I chatted with her about her great blog, Practice Hospitality, where she writes about everything from crafts and family life, to personal organization and ministry practices. The special Advent series she’s been going through, Crowned With Kindness, offers…

Keep Christ in Kettles

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The season of advent is all about remembering the first coming of Christ, anticipating his certain return, and giving intentional consideration to the many ways he comes to us each day. And yet, the Christmas season is a gauntlet to run for us Salvos. It’s just plain tough. Long hours and huge workloads, and all…

The Salvation Army, Millennials, and the Church of A New Era

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I had the opportunity recently to sit down with Major Rob Reardon, the National Young Adult Initiative Coordinator. In his position at National Headquarters, Major Reardon works to raise awareness of The Salvation Army’s mission and ministry among the Millennial Generation, and to increase engagement with young adults both inside and outside of The SA….