Author Archives: Tyler Somers


I was halfway through my fifth year of serving as the staffed youth minister of very small church.  For the first time we began to see numerical growth in the Wednesday night youth group.  This was an encouraging surprise since we had just put an end to our outreach ministry program called the “Hang-out” at

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Fall is nearly gone.  Winter is nearly upon us.  The days have certainly become short enough.  The music in stores and on Sunday mornings has changed to the familiarly sugary or introspective Christmas songs of tradition. Soon ministry programs aside from the Christmas Eve Service and the normal Sunday morning services at most churches will

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