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Training is the first of YouthTRAIN's primary functions. We aim to provide comprehensive and practical training at various levels to suit leader's needs.

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Providing support is the third of YouthTRAIN's primary functions We aim to offer assistance to youth pastors, youth leaders and churches in order to help them be more effective.

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Indwelling Discipleship 3.

September 25th, 2015 by Murray

  In Part 1 I focussed on the theological basis of an approach to discipleship which I called Indwelling Discipleship.  In Part 2 I looked at some of the practical implications for the way we do discipleship under an Indwelling Model.  In this final part I’d like to examine programming and how it needs to [...]

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Indwelling Discipleship 2.

August 10th, 2015 by Murray

  In Part 1 I focussed on the theological basis of an approach to discipleship which I called Indwelling Discipleship.  I contended that this was the fundamental approach to discipleship in the early church and it needs to be so in our youth ministries today, not replacing, but underpinning the more common approaches I called [...]

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Indwelling Discipleship 1.

July 22nd, 2015 by Murray

  There is a lot being written today about emerging patterns of church and youth ministry. Much of it is insightful and helpful as we seek to discover ways of being effective in mission to youth. However sociology is only one aspect of a youth ministry philosophy (see “Philosophy of Youth Ministry” YouthTRAIN 2004). In [...]

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Revolving Doors: Attracting and Holding Young People

February 14th, 2014 by Murray

  Holding on to young people who come to our youth ministries takes three things: good leaders, good programmes and good strategies. We often focus on the first two and neglect the third. Below are listed twenty one strategies you can use to attract and hold young people in your youth ministries.   STAGE I: [...]

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Seven Essentials of an Effective Youth Ministry Internship

October 3rd, 2013 by Murray

  Having once been an intern myself and, over the past 20 years of youth ministry training, been in contact with countless youth interns and youth pastors with interns, I would like to offer some thoughts on what I believe makes an effective youth internship. I’m currently working on a template for YouthTRAIN sponsored internships [...]

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