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Slide Notes

Phil Bell, a longtime youth pastor who's just transitioned into a new church as family life pastor, shares his creative thoughts on working in student ministry in a culture that highly values sports. Great stuff!

-Phil Bell, from "Public Enemy No. 1", Group Magzine Nov-Dec 2013, pp. 32-36.
http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=32


I also found Phil's original blog posts that seemed to lay the foundation for the magazine article:

When Sports Compete with Youth Ministry – Part 1
http://philbell.me/2011/04/05/when-sports-compete-with-youth-ministry-part-...

When Sports Compete With Youth Ministry – Part 2
http://philbell.me/2011/04/05/when-sports-compete-with-youth-ministry-part-...

When Sports Compete With Youth Ministry – Part 3: Real Life
http://philbell.me/2011/04/07/when-sports-compete-with-youth-ministry-part-...
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Youth Sports & Youth Ministry

Published on Nov 18, 2015

Deck highlights cover article by Phil Bell from Nov-Dec 2013 Group Magazine regarding the relationship between youth sports & youth ministry.

See original article here: http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=32

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youth sports

Getting creative in youth ministry instead of combative
Phil Bell, a longtime youth pastor who's just transitioned into a new church as family life pastor, shares his creative thoughts on working in student ministry in a culture that highly values sports. Great stuff!

-Phil Bell, from "Public Enemy No. 1", Group Magzine Nov-Dec 2013, pp. 32-36.
http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=32


I also found Phil's original blog posts that seemed to lay the foundation for the magazine article:

When Sports Compete with Youth Ministry – Part 1
http://philbell.me/2011/04/05/when-sports-compete-with-youth-ministry-part-...

When Sports Compete With Youth Ministry – Part 2
http://philbell.me/2011/04/05/when-sports-compete-with-youth-ministry-part-...

When Sports Compete With Youth Ministry – Part 3: Real Life
http://philbell.me/2011/04/07/when-sports-compete-with-youth-ministry-part-...
Photo by vittands

New lens

looking through a
"When I began to look through a new lens-the lens of opportunity rather than complaint-I put together a whole new playbook."

-Phil Bell, from "Public Enemy No. 1", Group Magzine Nov-Dec 2013, p. 34. http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=34
Photo by andrewrennie

priorities

Changing
"Coaches have often done a better job convincing parents to invest in sports than we have convincing them to invest in their kids' spiritual growth."

-Phil Bell, from "Public Enemy No. 1", Group Magzine Nov-Dec 2013, pp. 34.
http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=34
Photo by duanekeys

Rhythms

Changing
"Anything that's not planned in advance and over-communicated to the parent of a Millennial student won't stand a chance of making it onto their schedules."

-Phil Bell, from "Public Enemy No. 1", Group Magzine Nov-Dec 2013, pp. 34.
http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=34
Photo by WxMom

Identity

Changing
"Every teenager is pursuing answers to three fundamental questions:
Who am I?
Where do I belong?
Who will I become?
...As we honestly face reality in our youth ministries, we must consider whether or not we are answering these three questions."

-Phil Bell, from "Public Enemy No. 1", Group Magzine Nov-Dec 2013, pp. 34.
http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=34
Photo by VAN DEN BERGE

in the game

Getting Back
"We must back-track to our identity in Christ, relying on God's wisdom, strength and innovation as we actively pursue our God-given opportunities."

-Phil Bell, from "Public Enemy No. 1", Group Magzine Nov-Dec 2013, pp. 34.
http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=34
Photo by RichardBH

schedule

"Schedule way in advance, and consider sports schedules."

-Phil Bell, from "Public Enemy No. 1", Group Magzine Nov-Dec 2013, pp. 35.
http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=35
Photo by Chapendra

Revisit

"Revisit the time and days that you meet."

-Phil Bell, from "Public Enemy No. 1", Group Magzine Nov-Dec 2013, pp. 35.
http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=35
Photo by matt1125

Make it easy

"Make it easy for students to come."

-Phil Bell, from "Public Enemy No. 1", Group Magzine Nov-Dec 2013, pp. 35.
http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=35
Photo by ~Bella189

there's more!

There is a lot more great content from Phil, including a total of eight tips for "getting back in the game." Pick up a copy of the November-December 2013 edition of Group Magazine in print or the great digital edition!

http://www.pcsdigitalservices.com/publication/?i=180091&p=33