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Both easy to follow skill building guides, and creative faith and life conversation starters for endless uses.


For becoming leadership producing churches, because youth are either leading, or they are leaving.


Face-to-face, heart-to-heart, person-to-person training helping you learn it and live it before you teach it.

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Students who know their church needs them


A culture of caring, welcoming and affirming students

Your group expanding in numbers


Your participants deepen their faith

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What People Are Saying


    Lyle knows youth ministry from the inside out. He still serves a congregation’s youth ministry. His advice is current and applicable because he is living it now.  He avoids “you should” type statements. I appreciate that. His suggestions have been effective. My youth ministry is more inclusive and folks are willing to go deeper.
    – Pastor Pam Kelly, Berea, Ohio

    “You could almost see the lightbulbs going off over people’s heads during Lyle’s keynote address. The Spirit of God burned a little brighter in us all thanks to his leadership.”
    – The Rev. Rachel Laughlin, Bridgeport, MI

    “You make ministry fun, approachable, understandable and, most importantly doable.”
    – Emma (High School student)

From the Blog


What if… ministry is not only measured by how many show up for events, (we always will!)  but is also measured by the number of caring and welcoming acts? One group tallied over 2,000 conversations. Who new that every day conversations are really the very front lines of ministry!   PML — CARING CONVERSATIONS BEHAVIORS  […]

Adults Saying, “YAH!” Strategy!

Changes need plans! Plans have to be written! It is the best way to remove them from just being ideas, swimming around in your head. Written plans bring about clarity, gives others something they too can own, and, most importantly, can be passed on.  Adapt the following sample plan for your congregation. RATIONAL Recognizing that […]


Ask your students the following. Listen closely. The responses will give you crucial implications for your ministry. Think about all the people you know, school, neighborhoods, work, family, teams, choirs, bands, church, where ever you get to be with others. I won’t ask for names or details, just a show of hands. How many of […]

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