Great student pastors are leaders, not event planners with theological degrees. And the best are servant leaders
By Christopher Wesley
Three Steps to Develop Grit
Here are a few things to remember about these questions…
The most effective youth ministries employ such things as retreats and mission trips to help youth journey toward a mature faith
A Gospel Catechism for Teenagers
by Andy Blanks
We all want our ministry to grow. We want to see teens bringing their friends, and growing deeper in their faith.
As I read it 3 responses jump out at me. Here is some of the data and a few important ways to…
I’ve been hearing it more and more as I talk to youth leaders across the nation
The number one thing you need to do is connect students to God!
“Their (church leaders) responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ….
Ministry always happens best in the context relationship…period!
Looking foolish was only in my head
Years of youth ministry has taught me to be like a boy scout on trips: always prepared!
5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Ministry
by Ron Powell
46.6% of millennials listed corporate social responsibility as a factor in choosing an employer. ie. community service program every month
If we are called to be missional, we must engage cultural contexts, and this requires a significant investment in educating stakeholders of…
Then we invite them to partner with their peers in mission and ministry opportunities so the culture of ministries is one of…
The Five Growth Engines
by James Lankford
by Rachel Blom
Moving Away from Coercive Power in Ministry Leadership
I am still learning how to do this effectively. But along the way I have picked up some tools and resources that…
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Evernote is a great program to organize thoughts, meetings, agendas, sermons and even an entire youth ministry program
by Greg Stier
Goals give us something larger to work toward and a motivation for continuing to work
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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
Making grace salty and powerful
When a teen is walking into your ministry for the first time they are probably wondering, “Will anyone notice that I’m here?”…
Their brains are specifically and fantastically wired for passion, creativity, invention, dissatisfaction with mediocrity and status quo
Youth ministry may be more of a calling…When you keep doing your thing, year after year, it’s easy to get stuck in…
Our students are finding that the local body of believers is often at odds with their rapidly shifting culture
8 critical questions
30 Ways in 30 Days by Trevor Hamaker
A great retreat requires hard work and intentional preparation. Here are a few tips to make your next retreat a success
ebook, articles, podcasts & discipleship tools!
“A generation ago the latchkey kid was the poster child for neglect; nowadays it might be the overscheduled kid who never…
The findings of three nationwide studies. What’s going on in youth group? And is it working?
When we teach students to value each person as God does, their perspective changes. And once students have a changed perspective, we…
People like the idea of service more than they like to serve.
Isn’t it true?
Ministry is about people. It’s not really about programs, events or curriculum. It is all about relationships; with God and others
April L. Diaz
Are you really taking advantage of your Parent Meetings?
3 Things you can do to work with parents
Discover how effective you are at engaging the next generation
What I find is that the higher the commitment, the harder it is to find someone willing to step up and help
The Good News To The Problem In Youth Ministry
How do we create new ways to get the past the obstacles that are keeping the away?
Trying Something New In Youth Ministry
But there’s a not-so-hidden dark side to ministry life that act as pitfalls, snares, and traps… these are….
Almost every ministry leader I talk with is reading a book to improve themselves and their ministry. But with more than a…
People who do ministry are going to fail. The question is: “What are you going to do about it?”…Ed Stetzer
Learning From the Screw-Ups of Youth Ministry Leaders
This was the day I realized that my blind spots really could affect others
What’s the secret to a highly effective youth ministry? Rocks!
It’s a new school year, which means that lots of families are checking out new churches for their teenagers
The life of a youth leader is not easy
Teenagers attend youth group because…
3 Things You Might Forget
This person has left a trail of destruction at each ministry she volunteers at…. yet new churches keep putting her into positions…
Use these ideas as a springboard to create something new in your ministry
It’s that time of year again where many of you start prepping for next season
By Justin Knowles
Four Ideas to Enhance Your Culture
6 Benefits of managing expectations
Divvying it up like this it will make you act and take steps to realize that change instead of being paralyzed by…
A ministry veteran reflects on what he wishes he’d done better in his work
Don’t miss this opportunity before they leave
After 9 Youth Ministry…Start 7:00 Min
Better Planning for a Better Fall
Stop yearning for something better and figure out how to minister to those you’ve been placed with
Summer in Youth Ministry can be a busy time. It always seems to me that it is gone almost as soon…
In fact, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain appropriate boundaries in ministry
The purpose behind our actions is a significant factor in determining our success or failure
We don’t need a new mission. We don’t need a new model. We need new ministry goals and an unrelenting commitment to…
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
The Youth Culture Report is an invaluable resource for any one who works with students. I highly recommend the site.
This is an app every student pastor needs to have on their iPhone.
I use it all the time!
My number one resource for youth culture.
Here’s a great youth ministry and preaching resource.
The Youth Culture Report is a collection of links to news stories youth workers should be aware of.