Liderazgo Juvenil is a youth leader training organization dedicated to training Spanish-speaking youth leaders across the United States and Latin America though seminars and resources made available via the internet on their website: www.liderazgojuvenil.com.
Is it possible to form an “international network of youth ministries?” Twenty-five international youth ministry leaders gathered in Pompano Beach, Florida December 4-7, 2012 to discuss the possibilities. These hand-picked delegates – both men and women, younger and older – represented 15 countries and five continents. They prayed, dialogued, reviewed research and shared personal insights. They shared what God is doing among youth in their countries. And, they poured themselves into and assessing what a global platform for youth ministry networking might look like.
The Newsboys are being intentional about evangelism on their "God's Not Dead" tour for 2012. They have asked gifted evangelist and my boss, Bob Lenz, to partner with them by giving a clear Gospel message at each city they vist. In order to keep this from being a tour that simply passes through an area entertaining folks, I will be working with friend and coleaugue Kris Wood to network in each city on the tour.
“Each article is meant to help youth workers in whatever context they might find themselves working to help guide students into spiritual formation for the mission of God. Immerse is about providing youth workers with theologically robust, soul-caring and genuinely practiced tools for contextualizing the mission of
In addition to our monthly network meetings, our ladies have Youth Pastors Wives Club meetings which they started a year or so ago. This group of ladies felt led by God to do a conference for teenage girls together – it took place back on Saturday, June 5th and it was an amazing event. The day included dramas, testimonies, a Christian version of “The View”, a q & a time with a panel made up of the ladies’ husbands, times of prayer ministry, worship, videos, and a concert by Francesca Battistelli.
Getting outside of the bounds of your organization to work with other youth ministries can be a lot of hard work! Many youth leaders are overworked. David Blair knows what that it like. He has been in youth ministry over 25 years and now works in national leadership of the Church of God (Cleveland) denomination. His deep ministry passion is to develop leaders who are sensitive to the culture, relevant to a generation, and empowered by the Spirit of God.
In this video he shares why he sees youth minstry networking as a vital to his passion of leadership development in the local church.
David is a department dean for Youth Leaders University and you can see more videos empowering youth workers at YLU.
Noemi Cavalieri has a heart for Hispanic teenagers and working together to reach them. She is a missionary from Argentina to California where she works with a Hispanic youth ministry. She shares how the Hispanic churches need to reach out to other organizations that have the resources they need to reach teenagers.
When the ball dropped on the US economy, our county was one of the hardest hit, because everyone worked down in Manhattan. I estimate that close to 50% of my friend's church lost their jobs, not to mention everyone losing big in their savings and retirements. People who usually give thousands extra from their stock options couldn't give. People had little to no money to tithe. You get the picture.