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9 Steps Closer to the Best Retreat Ever ~

December 7, 2016 0 Comments
9 Steps Closer to the Best Retreat Ever ~

So. . . you want to give your students the best retreat that has ever been held. There are about 20 in your group and it’s time to go away, leave the norm and spend quality time together. But how in the world would one go about planning a retreat for a youth group? Here […]

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Teen Quest Live Podcast – Teaching Family Heritage

September 15, 2016 0 Comments

In this episode, Mark stresses the importance of teaching children about their ancestral history and family heritage Main highlights: . Some people may not have a great ancestral history . God can change a person and start a new generation of followers . Importance of family re-unions, parties and fun . Established family traditions are […]

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6 Ways to Fundraising in Just 60 Days

April 16, 2016 2 Comments
6 Ways to Fundraising in Just 60 Days

Raise Money for a Retreat in 60 Days ! Would you like to take your students to an event at the Teen Quest Ranch or another Christ-centered event?   But, there is no money? Money is available!  You can indeed, raise the needed funds in less than 60 days. First, let’s focus for a minute on […]

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9 Ways to Protect Your Child from Bullying or Becoming a Bully

March 28, 2016 0 Comments
9 Ways to Protect Your Child from Bullying or Becoming a Bully

  What is Bullying? Bullying is the intentional act of verbally abusing, physically harming, or intimidating another person over and over again. More and more children are being bullied by another child or a group of children or teenagers.   According to the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics: 28% of […]

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5 Tips to Advertise An Upcoming Youth Event

December 3, 2015 0 Comments

Let’s Make Youth Events the Best Ever! I hear a lot of youth leaders chatter that they can’t get their “kids” to do anything. They can’t get the numbers for a retreat or all-nighter.   Youth leading is just that – LEADING! Being in charge of a youth group means YOU are the one to make […]

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7 Steps to Avoiding Youth Leader Burn Out

November 11, 2015 0 Comments

Recently I attended a panel discussion by some experienced youth leaders at the Pittsburgh Youth Workers Conference* on how to avoid burnout. This is a very important topic since youth leaders have a high burn out rate. Here are some tips to prevent burn out: Surround yourself with mentors, people who will support you, and […]

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What if My Child is Disciplined at School?

September 23, 2015 2 Comments
What if My Child is Disciplined at School?

5 Things I Need to Do if My Child is Disciplined at School – You’ve received that notice!   More stress to your life. . .  What do you do? When a note is sent home or detention is scheduled, parents today are often incensed and ready to battle with the teacher.   Too many parents think […]

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8 Reasons for Summer Camp

June 24, 2015 4 Comments
8 Reasons for Summer Camp

I have been camping in an organized overnight venue since I turned 13.   I have had some of my greatest experiences and personal growth during my summers at camp. I have now been directing camps since 1990. It never ceases to amaze me of how many families are missing out by not sending their kids […]

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Hover No More !

May 27, 2015 0 Comments
Hover No More  !

Children are a precious gift from God and He has given us the privilege of nurturing them and teaching them character traits and life skills. I don’t believe God planned for parents to hover and step in every time their child is challenged. Parents should spend more time influencing and teaching character and life skills […]

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How To Begin a Bible Club in Your School

May 6, 2015 0 Comments
How To Begin a Bible Club in Your School

  A Bible Club in your school can help you reach your friends and fellow students for Christ. And YES, you can host a Bible Club in your school. God has called every believer to be a missionary with His Great Commission; “…Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark […]

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