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The Way of The Horse ~

March 17, 2017 0 Comments
The Way of The Horse ~

“Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called faithful and true…”                   Revelation 19: 11   The way I see it, if Jesus returns on a horse, with His army on horseback, then the horse is pretty important to God. At Teen Quest, I have seen the […]

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Happy New Year!Resolution? – No, Goals – Yes!

December 30, 2016 0 Comments
Happy New Year!Resolution? – No, Goals – Yes!

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I Do set goals for myself each year.   I believe without goals, there is no direction in my life, nothing to work towards. But, it begins before the new year. . . Every year at Christmas, our family gathers together to have a birthday party for Jesus.   We […]

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From Kids Camp to India

December 23, 2016 0 Comments
From Kids Camp to India

From Kids Camp to India                                                     — By Adele Kwiecinski   My name is Adele and I’m 34 years old. Teen Quest made an impact on me multiple times in […]

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10 Important Things a Youth Leader Should Be Doing ~

December 21, 2016 0 Comments
10 Important Things a Youth Leader Should Be Doing ~

I know you want to make sure that each student who enters your youth group or Sunday School has a great experience and feels at home in your group.   There are certain things a Youth Leader should make sure is happening to enable that to happen. Kids want to be accepted in a group immediately […]

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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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