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Servant Formation: Not Nice, but Good (9/5/2008)
  An in-depth look at servant-hood and adolescent development, and some talking points to generate conversation with youth.
Drive-by Serving? (9/5/2008)
  Servant Events are great opportunities for learning and growing, but how do we carry those lessons into daily life?
So Many People in Need and Not Enough Fantasy Football Seasons (3/3/2009)
  What is social justice and why is it important?
I'm Straight (3/25/2014)
  How do we help youth identify themselves as children of God rather than by their sexuality?
FOCUS Part 1: The Foundation for Teaching Servanthood (1/1/2004)
  This article is the first in a series of four articles by Reverend Douglas Gaunt of St. Charles, MO. Each article discusses the importance of FOCUS as youth workers minister in the Name of Christ. This month’s article deals with a Focus on Christ’s Unconditional Salvation, the foundation for teaching servanthood to youth.
FOCUS Part 3: Service and Fasting (1/1/2004)
  The Christian Church throughout the centuries has encouraged Christ's people to fast, not as penance for sins--as many think--but to gain greater spiritual discipline and to grow in relationship with the Lord. This article by Rev. Doug Gaunt offers perspective on the benefits of fasting and why we Christians ought to consider doing it, for our own sakes.
FOCUS Part 2: A Model for Teaching Servanthood (3/1/2004)
  This second installment in the FOCUS series by Rev. Doug Gaunt addresses how important it is for those of us who serve youth to be firm yet understanding and sincere.
FOCUS Part 4: Being Christ's Disciples (4/1/2004)
  Being Christian servants isn't easy. Not only does it require a good deal of spiritual, mental, and physical discipline, but our culture is working against us. This article explores methods to enhance your ability to serve Christ in the world today.
Today is a Great Day for Football (8/1/2004)
  Competitive sports and activities are often pegged as incompatible with the Christian walk. In this article, high school football coach Dana Gerard takes a different perspective.
Missing Relatives (12/1/2004)
  Mission work is a rewarding and important aspect of Church life. If you are interested in traveling beyond your borders to share the Gospel of Christ, read on...
Veritas: Homosexuality (2/1/2007)
  In this short article, youth contributor Erin Ellerbrock offers insight into how Christian youth might best approach their homosexual peers with the love of Christ Jesus.
Family Guy: Shaping Their Serve (3/3/2009)
  Providing opportunities for youth to work along side their parents and encouraging parents to be models in doing service together as families encourages a positive attitude about serving and increases the likelihood of them serving as adults.
Veritas: Drinking - A High School Reality (7/1/2006)
  In this article, youth contributor Sarah Trinklein discusses the unfortunate reality of teenage drinking. She offers useful advice to teens who want to resist the temptation and to those who long to escape.
Servant Story: Room for All (1/14/2009)
  As colder weather moves in, Erin considers the homeless and offers ways to help.
Building Local and Global Awareness in Your Group: A How-To (3/3/2009)
  Practical ways to build awareness of the needs of the world.
Youth Ministry Basics: The Response to Bullying (4/29/2010)
  What is the role of a youth worker--full or part-time--when bullying is present? Can you prevent bullying?
Youth Ministry Basics: The Response to Bullying, pt. 2 (5/20/2010)
  What are the ways that we, as youth workers, parents, teachers, or pastors handle online bullying?
Tough Topics (11/5/2008)
  Guiding youth through the tough times and difficult topics.
Marijuana and Faithful Choices (3/5/2014)
  How can you teach youth to make choices faithful to God's Word? Try this teaching tool from a church in Colorado.
Citizenship and the Christan Adolescent (3/3/2009)
  Promoting citizenship within your youth group.
Value and Joy of Family Service (1/1/2004)
  This Parenting Point by Mary Halberg discusses the value of service and how families might deliberately serve together and thus come much closer to one another in Christ.
What's a Person to Do? Helping Youth with Drug/Alcohol Addictions (9/4/2009)
  Know when to get help with alcohol and other drug issues in youth.
Danna's Story: A Journey Through an Eating Disorder (9/18/2009)
  Helping students who have eating disorders
Homosexuality and the Church's Response (3/12/2014)
  How do we in the church speak the truth in love when it comes to the topic of homosexuality?
Not My Student?! (9/4/2009)
  Help the student caught in drug and alcohol abuse.

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