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Youth Ministry

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Recent Youth Blog Posts

Ode to Youth Group Road Trips

“Ode to Youth Group Road Trips” Written by Mark Johannesen Performed by Beau Sibuma This is dedicated to any youth worker who has ever taken a multi-day road trip with their students. Once upon a time there was a road trip to a youth conference or a missions trip One...

Ticking Off Parents

About twenty years ago, back when I was in college, one of my youth ministry professors told us in class that “parents are our greatest allies”. And as I began as a young youth director, I think I did my best to see parents in that light. But there were times when...

Starving Teens

  About 20 years ago I took my first 10 day long trip with a group of ten students. We had gone from Eagan, Minnesota to Marysville, Washington to partner with a number of Pacific Northwest CLB churches for a few outreach opportunities. In assembling the trip, I...

Splash N Dash 2019

Splash N Dash 2019

Splash N Dash 2019 - A Central Region Youth Ministry Gathering – June 14-15 On June 14-15, all CLB churches are welcome to be a part of this event. During it we will enjoy good food, worship, hear from God’s Word, spend the night at our church in Westby, Wisconsin and...

National Youth Workers Convention Recap

            Being with people who “do what I do, and love what I love” was fantastic. I was able to exchange funny stories of what happens in youth groups with others across the nation, learn about applying...



RECHARGE is a youth workers training event held in 5 Midwest cities each winter. The Central Region is sponsoring the attendance of CLB youth workers at the Twin Cities event on January 5th AND at the Fargo event on January 19th This offer is for a maximum of two...

Driving to Jesus…


As I closed out my ministry at Triumph this summer I had an opportunity to take a few students out go-karting. That sounds fun, and it was. I did my best to pass the finish line before them and at times to rub bumpers and to cut in front of them because that’s how...