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The Stride: Ask the Two Questions (1/2/2008)
  Veteran DCE, Bob McKinney shares insights into lessons, both big and not-so-big that he has encountered in his years in youth ministry.
The Stride: Longevity in Youth Ministry (9/1/2005)
  Is it possible to be a church worker after the age of 35? Absolutely! Veteran youth worker Dr. Steve Christopher offers encouragement and advice on staying the youth ministry course and avoiding burnout.
The Stride: My First Youth Ministry Injury: Or, the Day I Realized I Was Old (10/30/2007)
  Turning 35 doesn't age one out of a job in youth ministry when the focus is on the ministry and not the programs. Discover practical ways to keep the pace through the middle years of ministry.
The Stride: The Core (5/29/2007)
  Part three of our six month "The Stride" series gets real about the need to strengthen your core - your faith - through discipline and the Word.
The Stride: Variety! Having Fun (8/31/2007)
  Ministry can have the potential to become very routine. Programs that a youth minister, teacher or pastor inherit can carry high priorities and are often very valuable programs. Newly introduced events can also quickly attain this status if they are well done and seen to be beneficial. And, while you appreciate people‚Äôs enthusiasm over these, they can get stale and cease to be enjoyable. What can be done to add variety and fun so you are revitalized to carry on these useful routine ministries?
The Stride: The Offseason (10/31/2007)
  In this final installment of his 6-part column, veteran Ed Staude discusses ministry life, in the "offseason".
The Stride: Finding Your Stride (2/1/2007)
  This introduction to our regular column, The Stride, explores running as a metaphor for effective youth programming. Check it out!
The Stride: What Was I Thinking (4/26/2007)
  In this column, veteran Lutheran church worker, Ed Staude continues his analogy of running the "ministry race."
The Stride: Intense Workouts (7/2/2007)
  Continue the running metaphor for ministry in this month's column. Whether you run or not, consider how to incorporate the concept of "intense workouts" into your ministry programs.

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