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 full spectrum of people’s relationships…

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 the life of today’s teen.…

5 Tips to Advertise An Upcoming Youth Event

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 things happen.   Teens and pre-teens…

7 Steps to Avoiding Youth Leader Burn Out

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 provide accountability. Have a non-negotiable…

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 to summer camp.   For various…

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