Tag Archive for management

New Youth Ministry Job….Enjoy Your...

on May 22, 2018 by

It offers a unique opportunity that can be leveraged for impact when approached as an opportunity

Book: Caught In Between

on May 18, 2018 by

Engage Your Preteens Before They Check Out. A comprehensive strategy for engaging preteens well before they make the transition

Asking A Volunteer To Leave

on May 17, 2018 by

Some highlights from Tom Rainer

Flashback: Better Small Group Leader...

on May 17, 2018 by

6 Ways to Make Small Group Leader Meetings Great

Leveraging Your Downtime In Youth...

on May 16, 2018 by

I would focus on what I refer to as the “big three”– vision, curriculum, and volunteers

10 apps Every Youth Pastor Should Have...

on May 16, 2018 by

I use plenty of other apps during the year, but these apps help me make it through the chaotic summer schedule

Creating Community Among Volunteers

on May 15, 2018 by

So how do you create community with volunteers? Here are a few ideas

New At Youth Ministry?

on May 15, 2018 by

Here’s Help From Vision to Volunteers

Great Questions To Help Focus Your...

on May 15, 2018 by

Ask yourself and your leadership team in order to begin the process of becoming a healthier and more focused team:

Do You Feel Stuck In Your Ministry?

on May 9, 2018 by

The Fastest Way to Move Your Ministry Forward (Without Spending Any Money)

The 7 Minute Meeting For New 7th Graders

on May 8, 2018 by

One of the most crucial transitions to master is the one from Kid’s Ministry to Student Ministry

Why You Don’t Want A Rock Star Youth...

on May 8, 2018 by

Too many churches are still trying to discover and hire a superstar. Normally this (guy) is energetic, passionate, organized, and relatively attractive

Children’s Minister Is The Position In...

on May 6, 2018 by

Five Reasons Why the Children’s Minister is the Staff Position in Greatest Demand

New 2 Youth Ministry: The Importance Of...

on May 4, 2018 by

let’s avoid getting fired for things we neglected to do

What To Do When No One Shows Up

on April 30, 2018 by

Feelings of inadequacy, failure, doubt, and disappointment. Even worse, the next day when people ask us “how did youth group go last…

“Why every Student Ministry Needs A...

on April 27, 2018 by

This session is led by Joshua Griffin (@joshuagriffin) who is a 20 year Student Ministry veteran and co-founder of Download YM. Here…

Far too Many Youth Workers Want To Be...

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Remember the teenagers who need you now. They’re not your training ground; they’re your mission field. Be faithful in the little things…

Top 3 qualities I’m looking For When I...

on April 13, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee

Need Help Recruiting

on April 11, 2018 by

Don’t Miss These 3 Great Recruiting Ideas

Apathy And Lack Of Commitment In Your...

on April 5, 2018 by

Do These 4 Things

Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

on April 4, 2018 by

How Do You Know if You Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

Is Your Student Ministry As Healthy As...

on March 29, 2018 by

Here are 6 areas of health that need to be in top condition

Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt1

on March 28, 2018 by

Do A Student Lead Series

Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt2

on March 28, 2018 by

Take A Good, Hard Look At Your Service

The Missions Relationship Factor

on March 28, 2018 by

What does the Mission Relationship Factor do for your church?

Six Tips for Planning Your Youth Group...

on March 23, 2018 by

Todd Jones

How To Create A Climate Of Connection

on March 21, 2018 by

Connecting Students is More Important than Programs

Managing Momentum In Youth Ministry

on March 6, 2018 by

…youth pastors simply not being aware of the “flow” of family, work, school, and social lives

Solution To Smartphone Addiction Is Now...

on February 23, 2018 by

Grades have gone up, and discipline problems have plummeted. Students are interacting, talking to each other, reading, kicking a ball, socializing — because…

How To Run Your Ministry A Year Ahead Of...

on February 17, 2018 by

It never seems like we have enough time in youth ministry, right? Stressed out about the lack of time to get everything…

Youth Ministry: New Year New Commitments...

on February 16, 2018 by

I’ve been challenged to see the month of February as the most important month for my resolutions and goals set for the…

7 Ways Teens Can Contribute When The...

on February 12, 2018 by

by Steve Burchett

My Favorite Graphic Creating apps In...

on February 12, 2018 by

But over the past several years there has been 1 app that I have settled into using on a regular basis.

“Creating A Sustainable Youth Worship...

on February 11, 2018 by

In this first episode we talk about why you want to build a team and look at two different approaches to building…

Reconsidering “Professional” Youth...

on February 9, 2018 by

When the call for professionalism and excellence turns people away….. a spirit of elitism has infected the body of Christ

Proactive Youth Ministry

on February 8, 2018 by

3 proactive skills we can implement now that will lead to opportunities later

Creating Momentum In Youth Ministry

on February 6, 2018 by

We want to engage teenagers and keep them engaged and coming back all year long, but . . . how?

3 Ways To Get Students More Involved

on February 1, 2018 by

I’m not just talking about students showing up to things. I’m talking about faces lighting up when an event gets announced and…

“How Can I Become The Best Youth...

on January 31, 2018 by

3 vital practices of today’s youth pastor

Teens And TV

on January 27, 2018 by

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food…

New Year New Budget: What To Do First

on January 25, 2018 by

If they trust you then you have good standing to ask for support for the things the ministry needs to grow or…

The Lord Will Fight For You….MIA...

on January 25, 2018 by

“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” – Exodus 14:14

 

A Fool-Proof System To Follow Up With...

on January 21, 2018 by

How you follow up determines whether or not you’ll see those new students again

Starting A Student Leadership Team From...

on January 16, 2018 by

5 Steps To Starting A Student Leadership Team From Scratch

Prevent Volunteer Dropout

on January 16, 2018 by

Five mistakes to avoid when it comes to volunteer retention, as well as ways to correct them

10 Secrets To Keep Your Student Leaders...

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I can promise that if you do these they will have a better experience on your team.

Surviving a Downturn in Youth Ministry...

on January 15, 2018 by

Podcast: Managing this well helps keep you from being discouraged, helps you communicate what success really is for your ministry

So You’re The New Youth Leader?

on January 8, 2018 by

When someone is upset about some decision you’ve made, learn to never say, “I’m sorry, but…

Blindspot’s In The Hiring Process...

on January 7, 2018 by

4 mistakes churches make

Free College Ministry Resources!

on December 28, 2017 by

Free ebook, articles, podcasts & discipleship tools!

40 Books To Read To Grow In Ministry

on December 20, 2017 by

If you want to grow in your Christian leadership this year, here is a list of books I am planning to read…

Autopsy Of A Deceased Church

on December 18, 2017 by

12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

5 Golden Rules In Dealing With Church...

on December 18, 2017 by

You now know that if you want any budget increase to happen, you need Deacon Jameson’s support.

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Budgeting Basics: Crafting Your Budget...

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Once you’ve translated your dreams into numbers and figured out the various revenue streams you’ll use to fund your ministry, the next…

Budgeting Basics: Revenue Streams

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Once you’ve translated your dreams into numbers, the next step in crafting your budget proposal is to determine where your ministry’s budget…

Budgeting Basics: Translating Dreams...

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What programs, initiatives, events, conferences, training, and trips would enable you to take your ministry from where it is NOW to where…

Youth Ministry Budget Templates

on December 13, 2017 by

This resource contains three budget templates to help you plan well and be a good steward of your congregations’ tithes

How To Plan Your Youth Group Meeting

on December 13, 2017 by

Here are 6 tips for planning youth group night…

I Thought I was Focused

on December 12, 2017 by

I Thought I Was Focused but I wasn’t

The Art Of Connecting With Fringe Kids

on December 8, 2017 by

For some this comes easy. For others though it is an anxiety inducing event. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking…

Use Numbers To Check The Health Of Your...

on December 2, 2017 by

What if we thought about what percentage of your students are really being?

Fllasback: Let’s Be Honest, Numbers...

on December 2, 2017 by

Here is my opinion and things I need to remind myself as a leader:

Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Are Seen...

on December 2, 2017 by

Do you ever get tired of people always asking about numbers in your ministry?

Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Matter

on December 2, 2017 by

The fact is, numbers in your Youth Ministry are an inescapable reality. You must deal with them

4 Topics You Should Teach On Every Year

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Here are some recommendations in each of the following 4 areas

Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on November 22, 2017 by

10  principles to help you out

Possible “Conflict Of Visions&...

on November 17, 2017 by

Does The Vision Of Your Ministry Line Up With Your Senior Pastor?

6 Reasons Youth Pastors Leave Youth...

on November 14, 2017 by

The one thing these six can lead to that will ultimately cause you to walk away

Wingin’ It In Youth Ministry

on November 3, 2017 by

We don’t stumble into youth ministry that produces life-long disciples of Jesus. We aim for it with intentionality and planning

9 Leadership Principles You Need To...

on October 22, 2017 by

Leadership. Without it organizations crumble, potential is never met, people are left puzzled and frustrated, and everything suffers

Seeking The Spotlight In Youth Ministry

on October 10, 2017 by

Jesus spent His life pursuing faithfulness rather than fame. How would things change if we did the same

Toxic Church Environments

on October 8, 2017 by

God uses messy and flawed human beings throughout history to inspire, love and help others discover the amazing promises of the gospel.

To Grow…

on October 4, 2017 by

5 Skills That Every Youth Minister Needs To Develop If They Want To Continue To Grow

Evaluating Your Student Ministry

on October 3, 2017 by

Get to the Next Level Using This Evaluation Process

Student Leadership Ministry Team

on October 1, 2017 by

11 People you need on a student ministry leadership team

20 Retreat Hacks

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Many of you have a retreat coming up this fall here are 20 hacks you could still use to enhance your time…

5 Reasons Your Youth Ministry May Never...

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Let’s make sure that we are doing everything that we can to grow our ministry!

5 Ways To Engage Families As Partners In...

on September 15, 2017 by

Brad M. Griffin

Connecting On School Campuses

on September 6, 2017 by

Here are a few ways we’ve been successful in connecting with school campuses

Don’t Fumble This Amazing Opportunity&...

on August 31, 2017 by

30% of students never make the transition from the children’s ministry to the youth ministry

Flashback: Better Planning For A Better...

on August 31, 2017 by

Now is the time to plan to make the most of each moment. Here are a few enhancements that you can make

Help Dads Fight Pornography

on August 30, 2017 by

68% of men in church view pornography on a regular basis

…Level Up As A Leader

on August 25, 2017 by

Questions To Ask Yourself To Level Up As A Leader

Better Parent Meetings

on August 24, 2017 by

It’s time to start thinking about what the parents need. Consider the following

Improve Your Relationship With Your Lead...

on August 21, 2017 by

6 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Your Lead Pastor

Student Ministries Game Plan For The...

on August 13, 2017 by

Summer time has gone by very fast and the school year has started for schools across the country

Get Your Youth Ministry Report Card Here

on August 4, 2017 by

If you set goals it is time to evaluate how you did.

The Definitive List Of Volunteer...

on July 31, 2017 by

For any student ministry to be effective having dedicated and quality adult volunteers is essential

Why Kids Choose Sports Over Your Youth...

on July 27, 2017 by

Passing thoughts from a youth pastor leading a youth ministry while also balancing being a “sports dad” to two athletes of my…

Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage Alive

on July 23, 2017 by

Over time, every couple’s relationship can become predictable. Romance, sex, and even conversation can become routine or nonexistent

Six Books For Your First Year In Student...

on July 12, 2017 by

Reflection, and strategic implementation are invaluable to building a sustainable, God-glorifying ministry

How To Kill “That Thing” In Your...

on July 3, 2017 by

7 Practical Steps On How To Kill “That Thing” In Your Ministry

What Keeps Today’s Leading Churches In...

on July 1, 2017 by

Growing Young: Intensive church training to engage teenagers and young adults.

Resolving Staff Conflicts

on July 1, 2017 by

What might start off as a small slight can snowball into a full dispute

7 Family Ministry Essentials

on June 26, 2017 by

A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders

Smaller Church Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2017 by

No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Small churches can have a big impact on the faith journey of their young people

5 GOALS EVERY YOUTH WORKER SHOULD HAVE

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But it is important to have goals in your ministry and for you personally as the minister

Volunteers:How to Find Them, Train Them&...

on June 23, 2017 by

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry

Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on June 15, 2017 by

10 Principles For Conflict Management

Getting Students Back Into Youth Group

on June 15, 2017 by

4 tips for getting students to come back when they haven’t been in awhile