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Archive for October, 2008

Leadership Breakthrough

I and a team of six had a really, really good time at the Leadership Breakthrough, a Level 1 GYMN seminar that we conducted with the National Youth Department of the Philippine Assemblies of God, Inc.  This was attended by youth pastors and youth leaders from all over the island of Luzon, Philippines spearheaded by Ptr. Lawrence Ganotisi. The event was held at the Christian Development Center in Tagaytay, last October 22-24, 2008.

Here in pictures is a run-through of the training.

We started off at 9:00 am on Wednesday, the participants trying hard to focus even though some had just arrived and others had woken-up at 3:00 am to reach the venue on time. Still, from the picture above taken later in the day, they seemed to still be very attentive.

Perhaps this was because the lectures were peppered by: (more…)

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The Big Day!

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Six months more and we are 10!!!

Me and my husband have known GYMN since 2004, but we already consider it a family. Maybe, it is the attachments and the relationships built that have me excited as I look forward to the 10th Year Anniversary in Boracay Island, Philippines, on April 30 to May 3, 2009.

There’s the thrill when I think of seeing the pioneers of GYMN Asia and all the graduates and supporters and friends join us on that BIG day!

It’s BIG because of what our big GOD has done for the last 9 years since GYMN Asia was established!

It’s BIG because our lives were blessed by God, one way or another through this ministry!

Come, celebrate with us and let us make known what the Lord has done!

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GYMN’s 10th

It’s the tenth year anniversary of GYMN!

1999 was the year that Global Youth Ministry Network was established in Asia. 2009 will mark the tenth year since then. So, if you’re a GYMN graduate, prayer partner, supporter or friend please come and join us on April 30-May 3, 2009 in Boracay, Philippines to celebrate God’s faithfulness even as we look forward to what He still has in store for us.

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Ministry must-reads for the past two months from fellow youth workers and ministers around the world:

Making the camp last all year long – great article once again from Life in Student Ministry.

(Not) Making It Happen – Mark Riddle points out that youth ministry should not be a top-down thing (from the YSBlog but also posted on his blog)

The Death is in the Details – insightful post on the little things that make up a big part of the youth leader’s ministry and how NOT to be overcome by them. (from the PDYMCommunity blog).

Stop Using Media – Speaking of details, this is one cool hint from the Church/Media magazine Collide.

MAP out your evangelism plan – Greg Stier shares the principles his group uses to share the gospel. Some examples are location-specific but many are practical and can certainly be adopted to your local youth group.

Thinking About Parents – Some great points that we youth workers need to realize about parents (from Simply Kurt found via the YS Blog).

Why Bother With Student Ministry? – You may already be convinced of your calling but it’s often helpful to revisit the reasons why we’re in student ministry (from the Lausanne World Pulse).

And while we’re on that topic, here are 7 ways to learn more without more study – from a neuroscientist’s research on maximizing the teenage brain. Pass this on to your youth or try it for yourself.

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