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Join the #Jesus Is My Hashtag community to learn about positive youth development, relationships with youth, and support for youth ministry volunteers. Read the blog and check out the resources!

Help Young People Make Jesus Their Hashtag!

Inspired By Youth!

Join the #Jesus Is My Hashtag Community

Here's your chance to join a community that appreciates how hard you work as a youth ministry volunteer & wants to encourage you!

Hey There! I'm Deb.


I am a speaker, trainer, facilitator and writer. One of my greatest passions is working with young people and the caring adults who serve them.

Could you use a little extra encouragement and support as a youth ministry volunteer? Or perhaps, are you seeking resources and encouragement as a parent of a tween or teen?

That's what this page and my services are all about! I want to help you understand positive youth development, establishing healthy boundaries with youth, and relationship building with young people.

This page will be a growing resource site for you.

More About Me

See What Others Are Saying About Working With Deb

  • If you are looking for a knowledgeable, passionate, and reliable speaker for your next event, we highly recommend Deb Schroeder. Not only is Deb a wonderful speaker, she is also a breath of fresh air. Her workshops are practical, dynamic, and engaging. She is an honor to work with.

    Mike and Carlie Kercheval Christian Marriage Adventures, The Praying Couple, Wives of Integrity
  • Deb is someone who I would go to when I struggled or became discouraged about leading my middle school youth group. She is relatable and easy to talk to while providing encouragement and support to continue leading youth. This is one way I have seen and experienced Deb building relationships with other volunteers. She is the one who I have come to trust and lean on when I need support through challenges.

    Randi Koehler Youth Ministry Volunteer, Agricultural Education Teacher

Posts to Inspire

  • Sex Trafficking: Building Relationships to Combat It

    Sex trafficking exists, but not in my corner of the world. Have you ever thought that? Have you ever assumed that trafficked kids are from only broken, poverty stricken homes?…

  • Squad Goals for Tweens and Teens

    #squadgoals  Yes, I remember the first time I saw this phrase. It was on a t-shirt listing Ruth, Mary, Sarah and Esther.  About the same time, my oldest son started using the word…

  • Positive Youth Development & Youth Ministry

    What exactly is positive youth development?  And, why exactly does it matter when working with young people?  What do young people need to be successful throughout their adolescent years?  How do we help…

1 Peter 4:10

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.

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