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Vineyard youth leaders around the country submit articles on a weekly basis to support and encourage us

By: Christian Dunn

Are You The Bottleneck?

What is your preferred method for extracting Ketchup from the glass bottle? You know what I’m talking about? Do you hit the bottom of it? Shake it? Slap the side? Stick a knife into it and coax the Ketchup out? Honestly, one of the most infuriating parts of eating out for me (except for plastic […]

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By: Adam Greenwell

Everyone Needs a Don

Even though I am too young to have watched this show myself, I know that the Lone Ranger was full of it. First, being a lone ranger is dumb. Second, the dude was a liar… He wasn’t “Lone,” he had that guy Tonto to help him out. If even the Lone Ranger couldn’t do the […]

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By: Adam Greenwell

The Liturgical Calendar: Party Planning with Jesus

Every now and then I have a great idea thwarted by an even better idea. This is a big moment for me, because I don’t typically have that many ideas in the first place, so to have two ideas battle for supremacy in the arena of my mind is a rather unique experience. Imagine two […]

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By: Andrew Edwards

Creating Holiday Traditions That Build Your Group

Like most people, I love this time of the year, partly because two of my favorite youth clubs happen during the holidays.  The first club is for thanksgiving. We set up a long table in the middle of our youth room and have a pot luck thanksgiving-style meal together.  We started this a few years ago and […]

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By: Michael Gay

What Feeds You?

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege to speak at the opening session of the East Regional Youth Leaders retreat. I love speaking, but more than that I love the opportunity to get to know people and have genuine 1-on-1 conversations with them. Often times, I am guilty of getting too busy taking […]

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By: Melissa Lee

Grateful For My Teens

We began youth ministry when we were in our early twenties. With a few years of marriage under our belt, we were looking forward to “changing our city” and “loving youth to Jesus.” We led through having all three of our babies, Aaron going back to school and starting his career, and three moves. We […]

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By: Cheri Brock

E.G.R. teens got you frustrated?

Hard times are expected in life and ministry and loving those that challenge us can be hard, but hard doesn’t need to be defined as bad. Youth don’t expect bumper sticker platitudes or cheerleaders every week. They are looking to be seen. If youth ministry is simply about programs or agendas we miss seeing the […]

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By: Sarah Olson

A Roadmap For Raising Student Worshipers

DOWNLOAD WORSHIP ROADMAP As a movement, the Vineyard values training and discipling leaders well. We believe that this applies to students as much as anyone; everybody gets to play, right? In the midst of the ever-present transition that comes with student ministries, we noticed that we had ways of training students in worship, but had […]

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By: Shawn Mayo

Where is God in All This Pain?

I listen to an online radio app called Spotify while I’m at work. Today (October 3rd) I noticed that sandwiched between Miley Cyrus’ new album and the “On Fleek” playlist was a new playlist dedicated to the victims of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas – the largest mass shooting to date in the […]

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By: Melissa Lee

Faithful Presence: A Testimony of Discipleship

When I was eleven I started going to youth group at our new church, The Yakima Vineyard. I remember my first visit vividly because I was so anxious about not being old enough. I had visions of someone asking my age and kicking me out! That didn’t happen, obviously, and I continued going. I was […]

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