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Seven EASY ways to renovate your youth room before the fall
 by Aaron Helman | @aaronhelman We're rounding into mid-July , and that means that fall is right around the corner. Aside from replacing yourself as the youth minister, the easiest way to launch a brand new school year is to do some new things in your prima...
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The one rule you have to follow if you want to have better meetings
 by Aaron Helman | @aaronhelman We all know the experience of sitting in a meeting that seems like it's never, ever going to end. Doesn't matter if it's 30 minutes or two hours. A bad meeting can torpedo your whole day. And if you're working with volunteers...
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Why it's so difficult to get students to open up (and why that's okay)
 by Aaron Helman | @aaronhelman You ask the big, deep life and faith question, and all you get in return? crickets It's not that these kids don't talk. They literally never stop talking on trips in the church van. But when it comes to real life, family, o...
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Teenagers have a sleep problem and it's already affecting your ministry
 by Aaron Helman | @aaronhelman I stumbled across some research last week that absolutely blew me away. I mean, I already knew that this generation of teenagers was sleeping less than every generation before them. But I guess I just didn't realize how much ...
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How to get families to start meeting your deadlines once and for all
 by Aaron Helman | @aaronhelman It's hard enough to plan large-scale, wide-reaching events for your ministry. It's even harder when you don't know how many students are going to show up. That's why you include sign-up deadlines before your retreats and trip...
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"I only eat like a glutton at youth group activities."
 by Aaron Helman | @aaronhelman So I was at a ministry event eating Way Too Much Pizza, and the guy next to me turns and says: "I only eat like a glutton at youth group activities." And ever since I heard him say that, I haven't been able to get it out of m...
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The 2015 SmarterYM Reading List:<br />5 books you should pick up TODAY
 by Aaron Helman | @aaronhelman Presenting the 2015 SmarterYM Reading List... I sat down in January to start whittling away at this list, and it was immensely challenging.  My goal was to take the 100+ books I've read in the last year, and boil those down t...
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When you've got students who just won't open up, it might be because they're trying to gauge how much you're actually interested in them.
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The biggest reason parents don't think youth ministry is important
 by Aaron Helman | @aaronhelman You do youth ministry because you believe that it matters eternally. If every parent in your ministry shared that belief, your job would be a breeze. Students would show up every week right on time and c ommunication would be...
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4 signs that you're headed toward ministry burnout
 by Aaron Helman | @aaronhelman Burnout sucks. It sucks the life out of you and the life out of your ministry. But if you knew it was coming, could you do something to stop it? Absolutely you could. I've interviewed plenty of burnt-out youth workers... ...a...
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