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Youth Workers are our types of heroes.
Youth Workers are our types of heroes.

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A conversation with Jared Sorber and Dante Sheppard about the need for a multicultural approach in youth ministry today.

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Join Ginny Olson, LaTasha Morisson, and youth workers from across the US as we unpack the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the Dallas Police Officers, while trying to understand how best to shepherd our students in this difficult time.

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Let’s explore the question with mega-church youth pastor Tom Shefchunas and small church youth ministry guru Stephanie Caro. 

TOM SHEFCHUNAS (also known as “Coach Shef” or just “Shef”) is the co-founder of Uthmin.net and the North Point Ministries Multi-Campus Director of Transit, their Middle School Ministry. Tom’s passion involves working with campus directors and their teams, as well as recruiting and developing the hundreds of volunteer small group leaders it takes to pull off Transit at the five churches of North Point Ministries. He also co-wrote Lead Small with Reggie Joiner, a resource for children and student small group leaders. Tom and his wife Julie live in Cumming, Georgia, with their three children, Mac, Joey and Cooper. You can find him on FACEBOOK (http://www.facebook.com/tom.shefchunas) and TWITTER (http://www.twitter.com/coachshef).

STEPHANIE CARO (http://twitter.com/stephaniecaro) has been involved in ministry for more than thirty years. She’s the author of Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches and 99 Thoughts for the Smaller Church Youth Worker. She’s senior consultant for Ministry Architects and lives in Houston with her hubby and puppy.

MAINA MWAURA (http://mainaspeaks.com/) loves to guide student leaders. He is the husband of Tiffiney and has a two year old daughter name Zyan. Maina, lives in the Atlanta area and is the mobilization pastor at West Ridge Church. Check out more info at MAINASPEAKS.COM

JACOB ECKEBERGER (http://twitter.com/jacobeck) is the Content Manager at Youth Specialties, an itinerant worship leader, the spouse of a church planter, and a long time volunteer youth worker. You can find him blogging about social media and digital strategy ideas at JACOBECKEBERGER.COM.

#EveningPrayer: When anxiety overtakes me and my worries are many, Your comfort lightens my soul. [Psalm 94:19]

“Doubt isn’t toxic to young people’s faith... silence is.” - Kara Powell from #NYWC15 #youthmin #stumin

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Ideas for Refreshing Your Youth Ministry with Virginia Ward »» http://ow.ly/VVW4R #youthmin #stumin
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“Don’t let your opinions block someone’s view of Jesus.” - Bob Goff from #NYWC15

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"Unfortunately, those of us who have been entrusted with the terrifying, frightening, Good News have become obsessed with making Christianity safe. We have defanged the tiger of Truth. We have tamed the Lion, and now Christianity is so sensible, so accepted, so palatable." Mike Yaconelli »» http://ow.ly/VV5OW #youthmin #stumin
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#MorningPrayer: God, as the sun's light fills the sky, fill our hearts with your love and passion to see your great work completed in all people.
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