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Lessons I’ve Learned Over My 30 Years...

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Greg Stier: The 5 Most Important Lessons…

Help Me With… Administration

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We gathered up some of our favorite resources to help

How To Thrive In The Second Half Of Your...

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Now is the Perfect Time to Reboot Your Marriage

Bridging The Gap Between Senior Pastors ...

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How to more effectively communicate with your senior pastor

How Often Do You Evaluate Your Youth...

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We’re sharing how to, what to, and why you should

Did You Get A Raise? Do The Inflation #...

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Youth Pastor Compensation Update with Dan Navarra

Book: Undistracted, by Bob Goff

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What it looks like to live a beautiful and purposeful life rather than drifting aimlessly from one season to the next

High School Youth Group Is Changing—So...

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How High School Youth Group Has Changed and What To Do

Our 10 Failures Of Leading Volunteers

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Regardless of the size of your group, every healthy youth ministry has a healthy volunteer staff

Fail: Finding Hope & Grace In The...

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Lessons From Ministry Mistakes

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They have taught me so many lessons and changed my philosophy of ministry along the way. Here are three of the “biggies”

Book: Young Adult Ministry Now

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Churches need young adult ministry now because the Church needs young adults—now.

Characteristics of Long-Term Pastors

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7 Characteristics of Long-Term Pastors Who Don’t Give Up Easily

Why We Don’t Play Gross Or Messy Games...

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What if their experience in the room undermines the message we preach?


Fun Is Not The Enemy

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Utilize fun and games as one of the best ways to establish a gospel-culture in your ministry

Who is Gen Alpha An How Can We Prepare?

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Partnering With Parents In Youth...

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Partnering with parents in youth ministry can be a challenge

When Teaching Teenagers About Sexual...

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five things to avoid

Belong: 3 Big Questions That Change...

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Book by Kara Powell & Brad M. Griffin. Making the Most of your Conversations and Connections

Belong: Ministering To Teens

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Things to consider

Creating Family Ministry Opportunities

on October 14, 2021 by

It can not be stated enough how important the family is to the spiritual growth of our students

Reflection On Leading In Youth Ministry

on October 7, 2021 by

Early on in ministry I feel like I was driven and goal oriented but was chasing the wrong goals. While I don’t…

A Christian Theology Of Chaplaincy

on October 3, 2021 by

Focusing on understanding what chaplaincy is and how it is exercised in different contexts

Recruiting And Training Volunteers...

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Podcast:Recruiting and training volunteers has always been a challenging proposition for ministry leaders.

Handling Criticism In Ministry...

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Podcast: Criticism is something every leader faces, and so every leader needs to know how to walk through it.

Are You Proactive Or Reactive With...

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It’s also really interesting for how many leaders have not reached out to know parents of their students

FREE Youth Ministry Sessions On...

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Click here…Enter your email below to get this FREE & EXCLUSIVE course sent to your inbox! Here is what you’ll get

Repairing For Fall

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As we go into the Fall of 2021, many of us see that there are new trends growing in our ministries

Intergenerational Ministry That Helps...

on August 27, 2021 by

The need for intergenerational   relationships within the Body of Christ has never been greater

Parent’s Perspective: A Mom’s Love...

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I am just reminding you that the unfortunate truth is youth group does not have the luxury of getting my single focus.

Skills Every Youth Minister Needs

on August 18, 2021 by

But we must not lose sight of the fact that the work of ministry is, indeed, work. The work of ministry requires…

Communicating With Your Senior Pastor

on August 18, 2021 by

Stability and health are inextricably linked to the relationship between the senior leader and the staff

Redeeming The Expository Sermon In Youth...

on August 18, 2021 by

Dr. Bryan Chapell

Helping New Students Transition Into...

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Podcast: “Take time to meet new students who will be transitioning into your ministry during the year before. Teach in the children’s dept,…

Fall Kickoff

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Are your post-quarantine students going to be at your Fall Kickoff?

5 Views On The Future Of Youth Ministry

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Perspectives on What Could or Should Be

Is Your Youth Ministry Stuck In The ...

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Here are 3 reasons your youth ministry program may need an upgrade

What is Youth Ministry?

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Youth groups exists to establish….

Cultivating A Thriving Youth Ministry

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I believe four core values are key in cultivating a thriving youth ministry — real, relational, reliant and reproducible. Let’s dive in,…

This Summer Try Vision Casting With Your...

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Vision casting with my leaders is one of my favorite things to do and one of the best ways you can invest…

How To Debrief Your Summer Missions Trip

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Students struggle to translate their mission trip into every day life, but it should inspire us to help them understand and apply…

The Best Thing To Do After Your Summer...

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Consistency isn’t valued nearly enough by youth pastors when it comes to mission trips

Post Summer Camp Follow Up

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How do you capitalize on what you just saw God do in the lives of your students to continue to help them in…

How To Dissect Your Ministry For The...

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Going through these questions with your team, volunteers, or students will change how you go through your ministry.

How To Dissect Your Ministry For The...

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Taking a good hard look at your service and asking for feedback and dissecting everything is a good thing for your ministry.

Evangelism: Students Reaching Other...

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Have just one person they focus on loving and caring for and praying for all year in hopes they know Jesus and…

Book: Handing Down The Faith

on May 26, 2021 by

How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation

Faithful Where You Are

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Be faithful doing what I feel God has called me to do. Don’t get caught up in comparisons or measuring what I…

When Students Leave The Faith

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4 Ways Youth Leaders Should Respond

Help! COVID Shrunk My Youth Ministry

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So take heart and be encouraged by who is coming to youth group, the desire and passion God has placed in the…

How To Fire A Volunteer

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It could be a tough thing to navigate but it will be a necessary thing that needs to happen for the betterment…

“What Is Youth Ministry?”

on May 4, 2021 by

Most answers seem to miss out on the bigger picture of why youth ministries exist.

Teaching Middle Schoolers

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A room full of middle schoolers can be a hard and intimidating environment. Why? Well, for starters, they are easily distracted with…

Mistakes….The Youth Pastor’s...

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Mistakes are the price we pay to get better anything. It’s called learning. As a youth pastor you’re going to make mistakes…

5 Ways To Connect Parents To Your Youth...

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How well are you doing with connecting parents to your Youth Ministry?

Parent Ministry: Beyond Information

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Here are some steps you can take to move beyond providing information and into partnership with parents

How To Start A Youth Ministry In A Small...

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Where do you begin if you’re attempting to launch a new program for teenagers, especially in a smaller congregation?

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

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Questions To Consider To Stay In Your Youth Ministry

Book: Intentional Youth Ministry

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A practical guide that will help you move beyond impression to impact

Book: Engaging Gen Z Raising The Bar For...

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This family-connected generation model calls for youth ministers to better intertwine families into ministry programming.

Is The Main Thing Actually The Main...

on March 28, 2021 by

I wonder if we have mistaken people growing in faith actually by seeing people enjoy themselves more

5 Lessons For Youth Ministry From The...

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I wonder if we need to help young people to be more honest, to vocalise their fears and anxieties, as well…

How To Connect And Support Families

on March 28, 2021 by

Every leader needs to be intentional in supporting families and here are seven ways that can help

What Kind Of Youth Pastor Are You?

on March 26, 2021 by

In other words, some youth pastors are hardly working while others are working really hard

3 Signs Of A Miserable Youth Ministry...

on March 26, 2021 by

Are you affirmed as an individual and appreciated for your specific contributions? Or, do you feel anonymous, invisible, and taken for granted?

Calling Your Students Might Seem Old...

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In the age of text messages and group threads, phone calls seemed to have gained a greater impact

How To Prepare Parents For Spiritual...

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Learn how to give parents a vision for leading, confidence, a blessing, practical tools, community, and more

Thoughts On Starting New In Youth...

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It all kind of comes down to this: Do good work. Love God. Love people. Don’t be stupid

Igniting Passion In Your Teenagers

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We can’t cajole or bribe them into devotedness, but we can help them discover it…

Book: When Relationships Matter…...

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Make Your Church A Place Where Kids & Teenagers Belong

Burnout In Youth Ministry

on February 5, 2021 by

No one goes into youth ministry because they want to spend their days relaxing in a stress-free environment

YS: Best Youth Ministry Books 2021

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Best and most talked-about resources in 2021

Book: Cultural Intelligence Living In A...

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To understand the changing world around us, and engage it. To edify the church and seek the lost

Rooted Book Awards 2020

on January 26, 2021 by

Best New Parenting Books

Preventing Burning Out

on January 25, 2021 by

6 ways to prevent your children’s ministry director from burning out

Book: Alongside (Loving Teenagers With...

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Drew Hill unpacks the challenges teenagers face and how youth leaders and parents can share the gospel with them at this crucial…

5 Questions To Ask In A Youth Work...

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There are a few questions you should ask at every youth work job interview

Lead Like You’re About To Leave

on January 15, 2021 by

There is something magical about that transition time between an outgoing youth worker leaving, and a new one being hired

Planning For Summer 2021

on January 13, 2021 by

5 Realities to Keep in Mind as you Plan for Summer 2021

Called: A Novel About Youth Ministry...

on January 13, 2021 by

What does the right fit look like, and how do you know when you’ve found it?

Getting Momentum In Your Youth Ministry...

on January 12, 2021 by

Josh and Doug hosted a Facebook Live this week on their top ten tips on gaining momentum in 2021

Leader’s Pocket Guide to...

on January 9, 2021 by

Discussion starters, tips, and wisdom to help your team have better conversations with parents in your ministry

Why Youth Ministries Get Stuck?

on January 6, 2021 by

youth ministries lose traction because of alignment, communication, and adult volunteer training

5 Changes

on January 6, 2021 by

Here are 5 ways adolescence and youth culture have changed because of COVID-19

2021 Leadership PTSD

on January 5, 2021 by

A few things I am bringing into the new year in hopes of battling this 2021 leadership PTSD from last year

Vision: 3 Signs Of An Unhealthy Ministry

on December 7, 2020 by

Here are some remedies to overcome them and bring your ministry back to its full potential!

Leading Your Youth Ministry In The Right...

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We have to know where we’re headed for us to know we’re leading our youth ministries rightly

Book: Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry

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Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry How the gospel will transform your kids, your church, your community, and the world

Book: “Youth Empowered”

on November 26, 2020 by

To help church leadership minister alongside their students (rather than at their students)

Flashback: Starting Out In Youth...

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Youth ministry is hard, but we need it now more than ever

Youth Ministry Of Micro-Influencers

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“The Influencer Report: Engaging Gen Z and Millennials”

Hiring Struggles And Solutions In Youth...

on November 10, 2020 by

Others just wanted to do headhunting, but you were more interested in building a vital ministry.”

Hiring (& Recruiting) Well In Youth...

on November 10, 2020 by

The old idea that anyone working with students needs to be young and hip…

10 lessons Learned After 10 Years Of...

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The lessons tells me they were among the most impactful lessons that I learned over the years

My Five Biggest Youth Ministry Regrets

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– Part 5

New 1st Time Student Follow Up System

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So here is what happens when a new student comes to one of our campuses:

Starting Out In Your New Youth Ministry...

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The First 5 People You Should Meet at a New Church

The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker ...

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Part 1

The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker –...

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Part 2

The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker –...

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Part 3