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Resource Youth Ministry

What is a Mandated Reporter and am I one in Arkansas?

As formation ministers we typically are brought into situations where youth may disclose some form of maltreatment or we may come into relationship with the youth and suspect that abuse or neglect is going on. What are signs of abuse? Signs of abuse include Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and neglect. See these outlined here https://ar.mandatedreporter.org/public/pdf/en/Signs-of-Child-Abuse-Neglect.pdf If […]

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Youth Ministry

DYC (Diocesan Youth Commission)

Each year we have some wonderful diocesan youth events led by some great leaders and by some great youth who are on the DYC (Diocesan Youth Commission).  The DYC is a group of twelve 9th-12th grade youth from all over the state of Arkansas, who help plan and lead youth events.  The term for a […]

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Resource Youth Ministry

OK, you are a youth minister. Now what?

You have started a new full-time or part time youth ministry position.  There will be this day, after you have smiled and met everyone, where you sit at your desk and ask the question:

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Faith Space Resource Youth Ministry

Theological reflection with a group of youth

As youth ministers and Christian ed leaders we make spaces available where it is easier to experience God.  God is already there, we hopefully point to God and make God more visible.

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Resource Youth Ministry

My Favorite Youth Fundraiser: The Stock Sale

Two or three times a year I hear the question.  Does anyone have any good fundraisers? This comes from overworked youth ministers who don’t want to spend their time and energy doing car washes that raise a few $100.  Volunteer Sunday School teachers who never knew they signed up to be fundraisers for youth.  Parents […]