John Collins

John is the Director of Word of Life Youth Ministries. He and his wife Pam have served with Word of Life for over 33 years in several regions including Southern California and North East Pennsylvania. They currently live in upstate NY where John has been serving in his current role since November, 2014.

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Three Mindsets Necessary to Help Students Build Spiritual Habits

“Habits are unparalleled predictors of long-term outcomes. They affect performance more than talent, intelligence…or decision-making. Yet we struggle to take control of our habits to get the outcomes we want. There are no organizations or individuals without habits. There are only those who deliberately design them and those who do not.” The Power of Habit, …

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7 STEPS TO BUILDING YOUR YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERSHIP DREAM TEAM – Part 1

Do you wonder where the passion, energy, and drive you once had for youth ministry has gone? Apathy among students, absence of parental involvement, and a lack of leadership commitment can take a toll. Our ministry conducted a survey of youth workers and found that more than 42% related their greatest challenge to: A need …

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Three Focuses of a Disciple-Making Youth Ministry

Christianity is losing this generation. It sounds like a drastic statement, but by the year 2050, 35 million youth raised in Christian homes will disaffiliate from Christianity. The overall Christian population will drop to 59 percent, from today’s 73 percent.[1] Today’s students need youth ministries built on strong relationships where they can observe and experience …

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A Three-Part Strategy for New Believer Follow Up

Newborn babies, besides being incredibly cute, are also incredibly vulnerable and needy. They need to be cared for, including being fed and having their diaper changed multiple times every day. They cannot survive without loving and personal care. New believers are also incredibly vulnerable. They need to be fed the milk of God’s Word. They …

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