Tag Archive for management

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

on April 15, 2021 by

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

on April 15, 2021 by

Questions To Consider To Stay In Your Youth Ministry

Book: Intentional Youth Ministry

on April 15, 2021 by

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

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

on March 31, 2021 by

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...

on March 28, 2021 by

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...

on March 25, 2021 by

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

How To Prepare Parents For Spiritual...

on March 19, 2021 by

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

Thoughts On Starting New In Youth...

on March 17, 2021 by

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

Igniting Passion In Your Teenagers

on March 10, 2021 by

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

Book: When Relationships Matter…...

on February 27, 2021 by

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

on February 2, 2021 by

Best and most talked-about resources in 2021

Book: Cultural Intelligence Living In A...

on January 31, 2021 by

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...

on January 22, 2021 by

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...

on January 15, 2021 by

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...

on December 7, 2020 by

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

Book: Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry

on December 2, 2020 by

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...

on November 14, 2020 by

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

Youth Ministry Of Micro-Influencers

on November 14, 2020 by

“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...

on November 9, 2020 by

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

My Five Biggest Youth Ministry Regrets

on November 6, 2020 by

– Part 5

New 1st Time Student Follow Up System

on November 6, 2020 by

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

Starting Out In Your New Youth Ministry...

on September 7, 2020 by

The First 5 People You Should Meet at a New Church

The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker ...

on September 5, 2020 by

Part 1

The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker –...

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Part 2

The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker –...

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Part 3

The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker —...

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Part 4

Burnout Does Not Have To Be The End:...

on September 4, 2020 by

Burnout Part 1


on September 4, 2020 by

A topic that comes up often for those in ministry.
Sometimes we do not know how to implement it into our lives.

Flashback: Why YouthPastors Burnout

on August 24, 2020 by

9 reasons youth workers burn out

Student Leadership Team Will Change Your...

on August 17, 2020 by

Youth Ministry is about spiritual development, and it is the primer for lifelong faith

5 Ministry-Killing Mistakes

on August 17, 2020 by

I want to do is to share the five mistakes I have seen youth workers make over the years that can be…

Your Next Youth Ministry Parent Meeting

on August 17, 2020 by

Back to school usually means a jumpstart in your youth ministry. This year will be no exception

Youthmin Leadership Book: Canoeing The...

on August 15, 2020 by

Explorers Lewis and Clark had to adapt. If you’re going to scale the mountains of ministry, you need to leave behind canoes…

The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker

on August 4, 2020 by

Ministry is draining. So often we can walk away from a small group, service, or event feeling tired, rejected, or like a…

Five Tips for Adding New Youth Leaders...

on July 11, 2020 by

While this list is not exhaustive, it will help you start the conversation and give you some talking points for future interactions

Loving Our Students To Death

on July 11, 2020 by

Theologically, we need to reconcile the culture of sacrificial suffering …a culture of Sabbath, rest, grace, and weakness

Preparing For Promotion Sunday

on July 10, 2020 by

How to Welcome New Students into Your Youth Ministry

Leading Change When Everything Has...

on May 25, 2020 by

With a small shift in your mindset, this might be your greatest season of momentum and change

We Can’t Go Back, So Let’s Go...

on May 25, 2020 by

The loss of normal times means new opportunities

“Reopening” Your Youth Ministry

on May 24, 2020 by

questions to consider

Youth Ministry Institute launches Online...

on May 6, 2020 by

Learn at your own pace.

The Most Surprising Reasons Why...

on May 5, 2020 by

Quitters aren’t lazy or uncommitted; they often have valid reasons for quitting

The Orange Conference ’20 Recap

on May 5, 2020 by

Your volunteers are constantly asking, “IS IT WORTH IT?” Create a culture where volunteers shout out “YES!”

Every Generation Needs A New Revolution ...

on May 5, 2020 by

When someone changes their mind it convinces me they are adaptable, honest, vulnerable, and human

Starting Out In Youth Ministry…&...

on April 18, 2020 by

Walt Mueller: “I wish I had heard this 40 years ago when I was getting started in youth ministry”

FIRED! Part 1: 5 Lies You Are Told

on April 16, 2020 by

5 Lies You Are Told When You Are Let Go From A Church

FIRED! Part 2: The Redemption Story

on April 16, 2020 by

Being fired, let go, transitioned out, can be some of the deepest pain and hurt you experience

FIRED! Part 3: The Spouse

on April 16, 2020 by

Fired? Let go? Nope, not me, but it 100% effected and changed my life when my spouse was

Book: Practical Wisdom For Starting Up...

on April 14, 2020 by

Practical Wisdom for Youth Ministry addresses many pressing issues for youth ministers with straightforward steps

2 Ways To Go LIVE On YouTube For Your...

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30 Way To Digitally Connect With...

on April 9, 2020 by

Heads up, there are dozens of ways to pull off each of these ideas. That’s why the list below is simply starting…

Don’t Do Youth Ministry Alone…...

on April 3, 2020 by

You might want someone to bounce ideas off of; or maybe you need help with a staff issue

Pivoting Youth Ministry In A Pandemic

on April 2, 2020 by

Five Shifts in Global Youth Ministry

BEST Podcasts I’ve Listen To This Week...

on April 1, 2020 by

Tommy Nixon, CEO of Urban Youth Workers Institute, talks about 3 keys to developing greater spiritual resilience

How To Have Youth Group On Zoom

on March 31, 2020 by

(video tutorial)

Creating Digital Experiences In Youth...

on March 30, 2020 by

Digital ministry has come to the forefront of practice and experience.

STREAM: Youth Group At Home Sessions

on March 29, 2020 by

Youth Group at Home presents a 4-week series from Paul’s letter to the Colossians

Coronavirus And The Church. A Helpful...

on March 27, 2020 by

Churches and ministry leaders as they prepare for and respond to Coronavirus in their congregations and communities

How 2Prevent Your Youthmin Zoom Meetings...

on March 26, 2020 by

When you share your meeting link on social media that makes your event public, and anyone can mess it up

How To Use Zoom And Sidekick For Youth...

on March 25, 2020 by

Anthony Taylor put together two AWESOME videos on how to use Sidekick and Zoom for your online youth ministry!

Reevaluating Our 1st Online Youth...

on March 25, 2020 by

I wanted to write a blog post immediately following the first service. what went well and what we can work on

Daily Engagement Strategy While...

on March 25, 2020 by

Like you, we have pivoted to online only for our youth services and small groups. With students being home and not in…

7 Ways To Minister In Times Of Social...

on March 21, 2020 by

You are in social distancing, so should ministry stop? Absolutely not!

Why You’re Not Reaching Parents

on March 21, 2020 by

What would our ministry look like if we could truly partner with parents in the way that we would like?

Spiritually Preparing Teens For College

on March 21, 2020 by

How to help teens for Christ in college podcast on The book a different college experience.

Starting A Student Leadership Team

on March 10, 2020 by

After years of trying to figure out what was going to work for raising up leaders, we dedicated to three shared things…

Why Games Bomb In Youth Ministry

on March 9, 2020 by

I believe there are four common reasons our games have come up short in the past, and I also believe there are…

When To Split Middle And High School...

on March 6, 2020 by

Before you  move towards splitting these two groups I think there a few questions you should ask yourself?

Managing Your Small Youth Group

on March 6, 2020 by

7 Action-Steps for Small Youth Groups

5 Reasons To Have A Separate Middle...

on March 6, 2020 by

Andy Stanley: optimal-size church, large enough to maintain a Split jr. high and high school groups

Flashback: Surviving A Downturn In...

on March 4, 2020 by

Knowing how to push through this and strengthen your ministry in light of it is essential

Slippery Slope Of Families Inconsistent...

on February 29, 2020 by

Families that used to attend twice a month are now attending once a month. used to come once a month  now Christmas…

40 Days Of Lent Self-Care Tips For...

on February 27, 2020 by

Self care during, in order to renew, recharge and be ready for the challenges of youthwork in the year ahead

Book: Youth Ministry Nuts And Bolts,...

on February 27, 2020 by

Organizing, Leading, and Managing Your Youth Ministry

The First 60 Days Of A New Job

on February 25, 2020 by

Here are a few things I think are important when starting a new role in the first 2 months

Flashback: Starting Out In Youth...

on February 25, 2020 by

3 things you need to know

Your First 90 Days in a New Youth...

on February 24, 2020 by

A Simple Plan for Starting Right

My First Two Years In Youth Ministry

on February 24, 2020 by

The most comprehensive companion to not only surviving, but also thriving, during the most crucial phase of youth ministry

New Vision 2020: My Youth Ministry...

on February 24, 2020 by
  • 2020 Calendar, Monthly To Do Sheets, Questions you should be asking at certain times of the year, Leadership Evaluation Worksheets, Equipping Articles

Study: Connecting Students To Adults...

on February 19, 2020 by

“If you don’t have relationship, you can’t assume they believe anything you say.”

How to Build a Gospel Advancing Ministry...

on February 19, 2020 by

The fifth part of a series. How as leaders, we have to lead with a bold vision for our students, to focus on…