Inspiring Teens on a Mission

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I just came off two weeks of Young Neighbors in Action in San Francisco. While sleeping on an air mattress, getting four hours of sleep a night, and not having any introvert time were challenging, I must say that today I find myself inspired and re-energized. Young people continually amaze me with their faith and their willingness to give themselve...
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Resetting Passwords after Cloudflare Leak

Resetting Passwords after Cloudflare Leak
Recently one of the vendors we use as part of our web infrastructure reported a possible leak of small bits of information. Although this leak was not specifically targeted or related to CMDNET.org and we don't store any data related to your financial records, it is possible that your username and password to CMDNET.org may have been compromised. I...
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Youth Ministry Access Session Brainstorm

Youth Ministry Access Session Brainstorm
Click here to share your ideas We publish new sessions and resources each season and we'd like you to weigh in with topics and themes that are important and relevant to you and your ministry. 

5 Tips for Recruiting Youth for Summer Mission Trips

5 Tips for Recruiting Youth for Summer Mission Trips

Here are some tips for recruiting today's generation of young disciples, who have so many options available to them for spending their summers.

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Human and Amazing

 

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Save 20% with the Diocesan Discount Program!

Save 20% with the Diocesan Discount Program!

We strongly believe in making YMA an affordable resource for all parishes and schools. That's why we created the YMA Diocesan Discount Program for your parishes and schools. Through the program, the diocese agrees to strive for at least ten subscribing parishes and/or schools. Then parishes and/or schools receive a 20% discount when ordering! We also provide a free webinar to help parishes and schools learn how to use Youth Ministry Access. The diocese also receives a complimentary subscription for review and demonstration purposes. Best of all, there's NO COST to participate!

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Love*Serve*Transform

 

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Be Real - A New Year Resolution

Happy 2016! You may be a little bit like me - I am already done with all the New Year posts and smart sayings and pithy quotes on making this year count. It's not that I don't want  to make it count,but I know myself. I have made resolutions in the past and then when they get lost on my desk at work or get covered up on my bulletin board or I just figure things aren't dire - and the world won't end if I don't follow through on those little promises.I did decide on one thing this year though and think it might just have a pwoerful impact on lots of things - to be real in my ministry. I coordinate summer mission trips for high school youth - Young Neighbors in Action - and that's probably how you found this blog. I have been bringing, leading or coordinating mission trips since 1997. I haven't had time to have a garden, a summer vacation,workon a tan or learn to sail on the lake.  I have often wondered, even, why I haven't decided it was time to do something else - or have gotten tired of it or discouraged at not making a big enough difference. I guess when it is your passion - the thing you were born to do - it can't leave you. For that I am grateful. But for being real in this area -  service  - what do I expect it to look like?

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Insights from “Looking to the Future of Youth Ministry”

Insights from “Looking to the Future of Youth Ministry”

It’s always fun to try to guess the future. But history has shown that even our best guesses can be a little off. I’m still waiting for square tomatoes and grouch pills.

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Breakfast for Everyone

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