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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

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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

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Here are 6 tips for planning youth group night…

I Thought I was Focused

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I Thought I Was Focused but I wasn’t

The Art Of Connecting With Fringe Kids

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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...

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

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

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

Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Are Seen...

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

Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Matter

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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

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10  principles to help you out

Possible “Conflict Of Visions&...

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

6 Reasons Youth Pastors Leave Youth...

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

Wingin’ It In Youth Ministry

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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...

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

Seeking The Spotlight In Youth Ministry

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

Toxic Church Environments

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

To Grow…

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

Evaluating Your Student Ministry

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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

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

Don’t Fumble This Amazing Opportunity&...

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

Flashback: Better Planning For A Better...

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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

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

…Level Up As A Leader

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Questions To Ask Yourself To Level Up As A Leader

Better Parent Meetings

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

Improve Your Relationship With Your Lead...

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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

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

The Definitive List Of Volunteer...

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

Why Kids Choose Sports Over Your Youth...

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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

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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...

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

How To Kill “That Thing” In Your...

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

What Keeps Today’s Leading Churches In...

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

Resolving Staff Conflicts

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

7 Family Ministry Essentials

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A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders

Smaller Church Youth Ministry

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


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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&...

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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

4 Questions To Ask About Your Ministry...

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But as leaders we need to get used to knowing that every decision you make isn’t going to please everyone… and that’s…

Please Don’t Copy This Student...

on June 6, 2017 by

It looks slick and successful.

How To Deal With College Debt

on June 2, 2017 by

7 in 10 College students graduate with an average of $40,000 in debt

How To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry

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Summer offers a good time for evaluation

3 Leadership Hats You’ll Need To...

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Does your church website have an online volunteer sign up process? Do you text your volunteers to stay in touch?…

Five Reasons Church Members Attend...

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About 20 years ago, a church member was considered active in the church if he or she attended three times a week

13 Pastor Mistakes That Hinder Growth

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Fix these mistakes and watch what happens

How To Have Tough Conversations Where...

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Speak truth in love and graciousness, and still have those students feel like they want to come back after that conversation is…

Are Students Actually Welcome In Your...

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So how do we lead activities that all types of students can be good at, and at the same time, be really…

Are We Forcing Our Youth Out Of Church?

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Besides the moments in ministry where I have gone and put my foot in my mouth…

5 Ways To Succeed With An Inflexible...

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Pigheaded people expect others to adapt to them

10 Trends That Will Reshape Youth...

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“a fantastic and thought-provoking post”

The Need for a Team in Your Ministry

on May 3, 2017 by

While I have always realized the need for a team in my ministry, I have struggled a lot to hand things over…

Free College Ministry Resources!

on May 1, 2017 by

ebook, articles, podcasts & discipleship tools!

“Building A Year Long Event Strategy...

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Notes: This You Lead pre-Orange Conference breakout sessions was lead by Ashley Bohinc

7 Traits of the BEST Student Pastors

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Great student pastors are leaders, not event planners with theological degrees. And the best are servant leaders

5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s...

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By Christopher Wesley

Winning In Ministry

on April 14, 2017 by

Three Steps to Develop Grit

20 Questions To Connect With New...

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Here are a few things to remember about these questions…

Adulthood Passage Rituals Can Create...

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The most effective youth ministries employ such things as retreats and mission trips to help youth journey toward a mature faith

Making Sure Kids Know the Gospel

on April 10, 2017 by

A Gospel Catechism for Teenagers

What Graduating Seniors Show You About...

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by Andy Blanks

What Your Ministry Needs To Build...

on March 23, 2017 by

We all want our ministry to grow. We want to see teens bringing their friends, and growing deeper in their faith.

What Do You Do With The Barna State Of...

on March 18, 2017 by

As I read it 3 responses jump out at me. Here is some of the data and a few important ways to…

How To Kill “Youth Group Drama&...

on March 16, 2017 by

I’ve been hearing it more and more as I talk to youth leaders across the nation

5 Ways To Retain Juniors And Seniors

on March 11, 2017 by

The number one thing you need to do is connect students to God!

Why Being A Children’s Ministry Leader...

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“Their (church leaders) responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ….

The Children’s Ministry Leader’s...

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Ministry always happens best in the context relationship…period!

Failure Rules….

on March 9, 2017 by

Looking foolish was only in my head

Emergency Trip Bag

on March 6, 2017 by

Years of youth ministry has taught me to be like a boy scout on trips: always prepared!

Book: Do Not Go In There

on March 6, 2017 by

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Ministry

4 Strategies To Build On The Camp,...

on March 1, 2017 by

by Ron Powell

Book Review: Youth Ministry In The 21st...

on February 1, 2017 by

Austin McCann

5 Reasons To Use Goal Setting Evangelism

on January 31, 2017 by

Thom Rainer

Why Millennials Keep Ditching Your...

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46.6% of millennials listed corporate social responsibility as a factor in choosing an employer. ie. community service program every month

Engaging Culture In An Age Of Hyper...

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If we are called to be missional, we must engage cultural contexts, and this requires a significant investment in educating stakeholders of…

Connecting Students To God’s Mission

on January 27, 2017 by

Then we invite them to partner with their peers in mission and ministry opportunities so the culture of ministries is one of…

How Would Jesus Do Youth Ministry

on January 26, 2017 by

The Five Growth Engines

4 Steps To A Great Start In Youth...

on January 23, 2017 by

by James Lankford

5 Golden Rules In Dealing With Church...

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by Rachel Blom

Power-Based Leadership And The Church

on January 19, 2017 by

Moving Away from Coercive Power in Ministry Leadership

Time Management Tricks

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I am still learning how to do this effectively. But along the way I have picked up some tools and resources that…

Cultivating A Meaningful Partnership...

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Download your free “Get Started Guide: 12 Steps to Thriving School Partnerships” today

Leading Teens Toward The Older...

on January 3, 2017 by

Leneita Fix

Flashback: 7 Ways To Use Evernote In...

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Evernote is a great program to organize thoughts, meetings, agendas, sermons and even an entire youth ministry program

Flashback: 5 Ways To Prevent Youth...

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by Greg Stier

How Youth Workers Can Earn Respect

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Part Two

How to Set and Achieve Personal Goals

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Goals give us something larger to work toward and a motivation for continuing to work

3 Ways to Set Goals in Student Ministry

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Episode 53


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5 Steps To Creating Quality Staff...

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People desire to be known, cared for, and invested in so I’ve put together 5 simple steps to creating quality staff meetings