Name: Ron

Posts by ronpowell:

    Mind the Gap: 6 Ideas to Do Transition Better

    March 21st, 2017

    We lose people in transition.

    One third will never make the jump from the children’s ministry to the junior high or worse, high school youth group. We lose another third from senior high to young adults. What heart breaking losses. –Heart breaking to the parents and to the church… and the students, although they may not feel it right away.

    Not every group is experiencing severe losses. Here are five big ideas they put in action…

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    Living in the UPSIDE DOWN

    March 7th, 2017


    Life was not meant to be like this.

    It is a dark shadow of things to come. We may have become accustom to the world around us but we have been made for another place. No wonder people feel like there is something wrong with this world… there is! A great proof of that is how the innocent are corrupted over time.

    It’s a lot like the Upside Down in the Netflix Original, Stranger Things. Here is a Biblical view of the similarities and some hope…

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    4 Strategies to Build on the Youth Camp, Conference or Retreat Experience

    February 26th, 2017

    Enthusiasm is running high!

    New commitments have been made. Now what are you going to do? The temptation is to rejoice, give a sigh of relief and then relax. The danger is that in this exciting time commitments may be forgotten. Students might not get the help that they need to follow through. Here are 4 proven strategies to help students build on the experience… 

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    Sexted by a Student

    February 16th, 2017

    It could happen.

    You open a text and for a split second you see the nude body of a teen. You quickly close the text. What next? Do you delete it immediately? –show it to their parents? –contact the authorities? –contact your supervisor? Here are some things to consider


    10 Ways to Love Your Volunteers

    February 6th, 2017

    Think about it.

    If you had to pay your volunteers you couldn’t afford them. If you want them to stay on with you they have to feel loved. Saying the words isn’t enough. Here are 10 quick ways to love your volunteers!

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    January 31st, 2017

    Community is the new apologetic.

    People are convinced by Christ more through his body than by reasonable arguments. How do we move students from coming to youth to practicing community? This is what youth pastors say is working.


    3 Important Responses to the Barna State of Youth Ministry Report

    January 24th, 2017

    What do you do with the Barna report?

    As I read it 3 responses jump out at me. Here is some of the data and a few important ways to act on the stats.

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    How to Manage Your Goals

    January 15th, 2017

    I was buried in a huge writing project.

    I put everything else in my life on hold. All my other goals went off the rails. I was sleeping too little, eating the wrong things, never exercising and spending very little time with my family. When I wasn’t working on my project, I was lost in thought still thinking about it. –Not a healthy way to live….
    Now, there are too many important things I have to work at to let this happen again. Here’s what I am learning to do.

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