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7 Traits of the BEST Student Pastors

on April 21, 2017 by

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

5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s...

on April 19, 2017 by

By Christopher Wesley

Winning In Ministry

on April 14, 2017 by

Three Steps to Develop Grit

20 Questions To Connect With New...

on April 13, 2017 by

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...

on April 6, 2017 by

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...

on March 11, 2017 by

“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

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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...

on January 30, 2017 by

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

on January 18, 2017 by

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...

on January 3, 2017 by

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

Flashback: 5 Ways To Prevent Youth...

on January 3, 2017 by

by Greg Stier

How Youth Workers Can Earn Respect

on December 31, 2016 by

Part Two

How to Set and Achieve Personal Goals

on December 31, 2016 by

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...

on December 24, 2016 by

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

Entrepreneurial Youth Ministry..

on December 19, 2016 by

Making grace salty and powerful

How To Get New Students To Come Back To...

on December 15, 2016 by

When a teen is walking into your ministry for the first time they are probably wondering, “Will anyone notice that I’m here?”…

A Smart Church Has Young People At The...

on December 11, 2016 by

Their brains are specifically and fantastically wired for passion, creativity, invention, dissatisfaction with mediocrity and status quo

5 Ways To Get Out Of A Youth Ministry...

on December 11, 2016 by

Youth ministry may be more of a calling…When you keep doing your thing, year after year, it’s easy to get stuck in…

Next: Why Church?

on December 1, 2016 by

Our students are finding that the local body of believers is often at odds with their rapidly shifting culture

Should I leave My Church?

on November 29, 2016 by

8 critical questions

8 Questions To Ask Before Leaving A...

on November 29, 2016 by

Joel Mayward

Building A Better Youth Ministry

on November 29, 2016 by

30 Ways in 30 Days by Trevor Hamaker

7 Tips To Prepare For A Great Retreat

on November 28, 2016 by

A great retreat requires hard work and intentional preparation. Here are a few tips to make your next retreat a success

Free College Ministry Resources!

on November 28, 2016 by

ebook, articles, podcasts & discipleship tools!

4 Ways YouthCulture Has Changed And What...

on November 23, 2016 by

“A generation ago the latchkey kid was the poster child for neglect; nowadays it might be the overscheduled kid who never…

8 Ideas For Leading The Next Generation

on November 23, 2016 by

Brad Lomenick

Study: The State Of Youth Ministry

on November 21, 2016 by

The findings of three nationwide studies. What’s going on in youth group? And is it working?

Flashback: Creating A Culture Of Welcome...

on November 21, 2016 by

When we teach students to value each person as God does, their perspective changes. And once students have a changed perspective, we…

Flasback: Moving People To Service

on November 14, 2016 by

People like the idea of service more than they like to serve.
Isn’t it true?

Building A Ministry Team

on November 14, 2016 by

Ministry is about people. It’s not really about programs, events or curriculum. It is all about relationships; with God and others

How To Begin Well In Student Ministry

on October 27, 2016 by

Part 2

Ministry Architects + The Youth Cartel...

on October 20, 2016 by

April L. Diaz

10 Must Haves For Your Parent Meeting

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Are you really taking advantage of your Parent Meetings?

Parents As Allies In Youth Ministry

on October 15, 2016 by

3 Things you can do to work with parents

How To Become A Church Young People Love

on October 3, 2016 by

Discover how effective you are at engaging the next generation

Need Help With Volunteers?

on October 2, 2016 by

What I find is that the higher the commitment, the harder it is to find someone willing to step up and help

So, What’s The Problem In Youth...

on September 30, 2016 by

The Good News To The Problem In Youth Ministry

Correcting Obstacles Teenagers Face With...

on September 30, 2016 by

How do we create new ways to get the past the obstacles that are keeping the away?

Tribes: Our Story- Part 3

on September 30, 2016 by

Trying Something New In Youth Ministry

The Dark Side Of Ministry Life

on September 29, 2016 by

But there’s a not-so-hidden dark side to ministry life that act as pitfalls, snares, and traps… these are….

8 Expert Authors Whose Books Will Grow...

on September 26, 2016 by

Almost every ministry leader I talk with is reading a book to improve themselves and their ministry. But with more than a…

Learning How To Fail…In Ministry

on September 25, 2016 by

People who do ministry are going to fail. The question is: “What are you going to do about it?”…Ed Stetzer

Don’t Do This….#FAIL

on September 25, 2016 by

Learning From the Screw-Ups of Youth Ministry Leaders

Three Mistakes Youth Workers Need To...

on September 25, 2016 by

Kurt Jonston

Flashback: Ministry Fail…..

on September 25, 2016 by

This was the day I realized that my blind spots really could affect others

Dear 23 Year Old Me And Other Youth...

on September 19, 2016 by

YS Blog

The Surprising Secret To A Highly...

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What’s the secret to a highly effective youth ministry? Rocks!

Welcoming New Students

on September 16, 2016 by

It’s a new school year, which means that lots of families are checking out new churches for their teenagers

Building A Youth Ministry From Scratch:...

on September 12, 2016 by

Rachel Blom

I Almost Quit Today

on September 11, 2016 by

Justin Knowles

Replenishing Your Soul…..

on September 11, 2016 by

The life of a youth leader is not easy

Some Things Id Do Differently…...

on September 7, 2016 by

Walt Mueller

5 Reasons Students Attend Youth Group

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Teenagers attend youth group because…

Hurry Up And Hurry Up Some More

on August 19, 2016 by

Adam Mclane

A Youth Minister’s Back-To-School...

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3 Things You Might Forget

The Volunteer From Hell

on August 12, 2016 by

This person has left a trail of destruction at each ministry she volunteers at…. yet new churches keep putting her into positions…


on August 11, 2016 by

Mark Oestreicher


on August 11, 2016 by

Mark Oestreicher

Fall Planning Ideas For Youth Pastors

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Use these ideas as a springboard to create something new in your ministry


on August 2, 2016 by

Video Course

Creating A Youth Ministry Year Plan

on August 1, 2016 by

It’s that time of year again where many of you start prepping for next season

9 Things To Do Today That Will Help Your...

on July 29, 2016 by

By Justin Knowles

Four Ideas To Enhance The Culture You...

on July 26, 2016 by

Four Ideas to Enhance Your Culture

Managing Expectations

on July 26, 2016 by

6 Benefits of managing expectations

How To Make Big Changes In Your Youth...

on July 22, 2016 by

Divvying it up like this it will make you act and take steps to realize that change instead of being paralyzed by…

Building A Solid Strategy For Your...

on July 22, 2016 by

YS Blog

Greg Stier: My 10 Worst Ministry...

on July 19, 2016 by

A ministry veteran reflects on what he wishes he’d done better in his work

5 Conversations You Must Have With Grads...

on July 13, 2016 by

Don’t miss this opportunity before they leave

Is It Too Early To Be Thinking About...

on July 10, 2016 by

After 9 Youth Ministry…Start 7:00 Min

Back To School Planning For Youth...

on July 10, 2016 by

Better Planning for a Better Fall

what I’ve Learned In My First 10...

on July 5, 2016 by

Stop yearning for something better and figure out how to minister to those you’ve been placed with

How To Survive And Thrive In Your First...

on July 5, 2016 by

YS Blog

Flashback: 6 Things To Do Before The New...

on June 27, 2016 by

Summer in Youth Ministry can be a busy time. It always seems to me that it is gone almost as soon…

3 Keys To Keeping Boundaries In Ministry

on June 17, 2016 by

In fact, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain appropriate boundaries in ministry

Essential Youth Ministry: Relational...

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The purpose behind our actions is a significant factor in determining our success or failure

“What Is Our Student Ministry Called...

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We don’t need a new mission. We don’t need a new model. We need new ministry goals and an unrelenting commitment to…