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Jumpstart January Resources

In the fall of 2020, the NIC Discipleship Taskforce introduced the first pair of videos for a six month series about growing and strengthening discipleship ministries with a particular focus on youth. We’re half-way through our series, and begin 2021 with this piece of encouragement: Don’t Fear the Questions. 

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Jumpstart Youth Ministry: December Resources

The Discipleship Task Force's Jumpstart Ministry's theme for December, as we close out the year, is a reminder that despite all the difficulties and stress 2020 has brought, the efforts you put in do matter. 

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Virtual SummerMission “Trip” teaches youth group to love thy neighbor

When their annual summer mission trip had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, Youth Pastor Jeremiah Lee and the youth group at Community UMC in Naperville were left searching for a way to still make an impact. Enter Kids Above All and their new virtual mission experience.

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Jumpstart Youth Ministry - November Resources

Last month, the discipleship task force introduced the first pair of videos for a six month series about growing and strengthening discipleship ministries with a particular focus on youth. Our theme for October was “Just Show Up!” as the first step in working, leading, and learning from young people. This month, our theme is “THE CHURCH OF TODAY."

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Youth Ministry Jumpstart Plan

For most people, the “new year” begins in January. But for anyone who works with children and youth, we often think of our “new year” beginning in the fall, when the school year starts up and we begin our student ministry programs anew.

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Campus Ministries Stay Connected Despite Pandemic

In March 2020, college students left campus for spring break under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the infection spread, most students were told to retrieve their belongings from their dorms and return home. 

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