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I Live In A Glass House

John 8:1-11 Jesus went across to Mount Olives, but he was soon back in the Temple again. Swarms of people came to him. He sat down and taught them. The religion scholars and Pharisees led in a woman who had been caught in an act of adultery. They stood her in plain sight of everyone and said, “Teacher,…

Questions For The New Year

My wife and I have a little New Year’s Eve tradition we’ve come to love. Dinner combined with a little reflecting/dreaming. We head to a restaurant and bring two sheets of paper. Nat gets one, I get the other. On one side of each paper we write “Thankful in 2011,” on the other “Hopeful in 2012.” We spend…

Adultolescents

Young Life leader Pete Kidder recently submitted the following article written by John Piper. Pete writes “I found this Piper article on “Adultolescents” very interesting. This is a recent phenomenon sweeping college aged and young adults. As a potential problem for the age group that YL leaders usually fall into it might be worth discussing on the YLLB….

Looking For Great Christmas Gift Ideas For Young Life Friends?

If you are a staff person looking for Christmas gift ideas for committee or leaders…If you are a volunteer leader looking for ideas for your high school friends…If you are a ridiculously selfish person, addicted to YL gear, looking for items to add to your own Christmas list…here are some ideas for you!The Diaries of Jim RayburnWhitecaps Media,…

Vintage Jim Rayburn

Some vintage footage of Jim Rayburn talking about Young Life.

The Life Of A Staff Kid

A Guest Post from Curtis Chesney All that I have ever known is the life of a Young Life staff kid. On August 19th, 1969, my Dad walked out of club and surrendered his life to Christ under a starry Colorado sky. Thus began his love affair with Christ and his relationship with Young Life. Twenty-one years later,…

Thief of Joy

Who’s smarter? Who’s funnier? Who’s better looking? Who has the cutest pair of Toms?Comparison is a thief of joy.And it often steals our joy, even in ministry, even in Young Life, even between teams in an area.”They have better leaders, I wish I was on that team.””Look how many kids they brought to camp.””I saw that video they…

When Leaders Cry

Our Area Leader Retreat was this past weekend. It was good for my soul. We spent an hour praying together on Saturday morning, but it was weird. Our Area Director asked us to do something I don’t really remember ever doing. He said “Pray for yourselvesout loud. Don’t pray for kids, don’t pray for Young Life, but lift…

Dilemma

We have a dilemma. Three weeks ago I spoke at a church about Young Life. After the service, a guy in his mid twenties approached me, excited about the possibility of getting involved as a leader. Ten years ago he had been a student at the same high school where I lead. He said, “After hearing that today,…

Bring Leadership To Life

5 Strategies For Vibrant Leadership In Young Life A Guest Post by Hugh Jones, Volunteer Leader in North CarolinaHere is a list of essential ingredients to an effective Young Life Ministry:Understand your calling. You must be called by Christ to enter the Ministry of Young Life. It can be trying and difficult to be a Young Life leader;…

Leading Young Life As A New Mom With Cancer

Happy Birthday Jim Rayburn

“Total Young Life Move”

There’s a pretty hilarious Twitter account out there that all Young Life leaders need to follow. It’s call “Total Young Life Move” and you can follow it@totalYLmove on Twitter. Here is a little sampling from their Twitter feed: “After 4 years of leading yl in college I realize I have more gear from the high school I lead…

How To Say Goodbye: Part 2 of 2

How To Say Goodbye: Part 1 of 2

YL Nugget #1: Thank People Well

Yesterday I was jumping in my ’95 Camry in a hurry when my neighbor, Tommy, yelled my name. I had my handy iPhone earbuds already in, ready to multi-task with a phone call while driving, but hadn’t dialed yet. I considered pretending my “music” was too loud and ignoring my neighbor with whom I hadn’t made eye contact,…