Author Archives: Jonas

I’m Back… and The Haps

My lack of posting isn’t helping drive my blogging success. Sorry readers, life with two little ones, and feeling a little off-center aren’t the greatest motivators for me to post content. My sincerest apologies. I’ve decided that I will start … Continue reading

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Open Seattle

I’m behind in posting this. I have been a little preoccupied by the birth of our second daughter, not to mention a little sleep deprived. The Youth Cartel announced Open Seattle last month. This is exciting news! First, because the … Continue reading

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The Family Based Ministry Model: Some Initial Thoughts

A short film was released last year that I’m sure many of you saw called “Divided“. It took some of the research that has come out about teenagers, that many of them are walking away from the church after high … Continue reading

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A Movement to Youth Advocacy: A Parable

Shortly after I arrived at my first full-time job as a youth pastor I was told that “youth Sunday” was coming up, and I needed to help the students come up with the program for the morning service. Looking back, … Continue reading

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A Work in Progress

The Left Coast Youth Worker is a work in progress. As you can see, I’ve been moving a little slowly in adding and posting content. I hope to get in a healthy habit of posting soon. In the mean time … Continue reading

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Shifting

Over the last year, I have realized something: God has not called me to youth ministry. For the last ten years or so, that is what I thought. I thought that youth ministry was my calling. The only thing that … Continue reading

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The Re-launch

The Left Coast Youth Worker is back! Chances are, you probably never knew it was gone. That’s ok, I’m glad you’re here. I know there’s not much to look at now, but keep coming back, and you may find yourself … Continue reading

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