CBF Missouri / General CBF / Youth ministry

Who Are the People in Your Youth Ministry?

There’s an old Sesame Street song that poses the question “Who are the people in your neighborhood?” The simple answer is that “they’re the people that you meet when you’re walking down the street… each day.” I sometimes paraphrase the original question and pose it to myself as an evaluation: “Who are the people in … Continue reading

CBF Missouri / Youth ministry

A Report from the Inaugural CBF Youth Workers Retreat

It was a balmy November evening in Orlando when several youth workers gathered for the inaugural CBF Youth Workers Retreat.  This event was sponsored by the CBF Youth Ministry Network and led by Chanon Ross, coordinator for the Connections Project at Princeton’s Institute for Youth Ministry.  Our brief time together began with the question “Who … Continue reading

CBF Missouri / Youth ministry

Big Tent Conference

Come to the first-ever BigTent Conference for inspiring speakers, 150+ practical workshops, and celebratory community building to advance the health and well-being of families and children.  CBF, along with dozens of other national youth-serving organizations, is partnering with conference host Search Institute. Bringing together thousands of professionals and youth from all youth-serving sectors, this first … Continue reading

General CBF

Youth Worker Summit

Youth ministry is not exempt when it comes to the need for professional development.  There are a number of conferences and retreats available for youth ministers of all stripes, but I’d like to take a moment to plug one retreat in particular.  Youth Worker Summit will be taking place December 1-4, 2010, at Disney Coronado … Continue reading