Tag: youth ministers

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Extravaganza Demographics

We’ve already written and shared thoughts about the evaluation data from Extravaganza 2016, and the E-Team is working on processing that information for future planning. We also ran some of the demographic data from registrations, some of which is pretty interesting.  (I’m kind of a data nerd this way)  So I thought I’d post it. ...

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Want to go to Germany?

Michael and George, our good friends who together form the band Lost and Found, have been working for a few years on the Luther500 Project.  And they have an invitation for the Network. Get more information on the special  invitation by clicking here. Luther500 will bring folks to Germany to celebrate the 500th anniversary of ...

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The Value of the Network (in a crisis)

Guest Blog:  Rev. Paul Amlin, who serves as the Program Director for Youth Ministries in the churchwide offices of the ELCA, wanted to share this story of service and gratitude with the Network.  I had a recent experience that demonstrated the value of the Network, and I feel the need to share it in a ...

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Extravaganza Evaluation Reflections

Extravaganza 2014 is in the history books.  The final hotel bill has been paid, and most of the random boxes of leftover stuff have been crammed back into the warehouse at the Network’s Global Headquarters (my basement). And, we’ve been pouring through the Extravaganza evaluations. Thank you to all of you who shared your thoughts, ...

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2014 Salary Survey is Live!

The 2014 ELCA Youth Ministry Network Salary Survey is live!   Click here to take the survey. One of the tools that the Network has produced over the last 15 years is the annual salary survey.  The survey is an indicator (not the only indicator…but certainly an important one!) of the health and well-being of ...

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Appreciation

There aren’t enough ways that I can say “thank you.”  I wish there were, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet.  I’m still in St. Louis, here for one of the post-E meetings that typically takes place at the end of the event.  I have to admit that I’m having just a ...

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Creating a Custom Extravaganza Schedule

We figured out a way of creating a “custom Extravaganza schedule” pulling Network information out of our mobile app and importing only the events that you want, directly into your smartphone calendar.  It’s really quite easy.  Here’s what you do:  (Please note that the screen shots on this are from an iPhone.  I suspect the ...