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

on April 9, 2020 by

YM-Sidekick

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…

How To Make The Right Hire In Youth...

on February 6, 2020 by

Podcast: the importance of hiring the right people into your youth ministry

Planning A Gospel-Centered Retreat

on February 6, 2020 by

In the midst of our retreat planning, we must also remember to retreat to the Lord ourselves

Job: Hiring (& Recruiting) Well In...

on January 26, 2020 by

The old idea that anyone working with students needs to be young and hip…

Job: Beware Of Ministry Pied Pipers

on January 26, 2020 by

A church was looking to become more attractive to the next generation through hiring a hip, cool quick fix

Defining Success In Youth Ministry!

on January 26, 2020 by

Success can be defined by LONGEVITY!

When Ministry Drag‘s You Down

on January 25, 2020 by

Ministry can a very rewarding. However, it can also be very stressful and frustrating

3 Ugly Truths About Weekend Retreats

on January 18, 2020 by

Weekend Retreats can be the most important date on your youth ministry calendar

Book: Spiritual Parenting

on January 16, 2020 by

An Awakening for Today’s Families

Job: Find Your Side Hustle

on January 15, 2020 by

Fifteen years ago, I found myself unexpectedly let go from a full-time youth ministry role

What To Do With A Failing Student...

on January 14, 2020 by

My first several attempts at student leadership were miserable failures

Social Media Tips To Start The New Year

on January 14, 2020 by

Here is a list of social media tips and reminders that will help you be more effective today than you were yesterday

Why Your Youth Group Needs Generational...

on January 14, 2020 by

Two realities that should shape our approach to youth ministry

First-Century Youth Ministry

on January 11, 2020 by

Exploring Our Jewish Roots to Reclaim Discipleship

New Year’s Prayer

on December 24, 2019 by

New Year’s Prayer

By George Lockhart

As the new year approaches, here are a few questions I like to pray through:

How did the…

Campus Ministry: Public School Teachers...

on December 21, 2019 by

How do I live out my faith legally? Does my union
represent my values?

Orange Small Group Leader Resource...

on December 12, 2019 by

If you want this new year to be an opportunity to intentionally recharge and redirect you and your leaders, here are two…

All I Want for Christmas – 10 Youth...

on December 11, 2019 by

But if you want to know what a youth pastor really wants…

NYWC 2019: Tech Hacks For Youth Ministry

on November 30, 2019 by

NYWC2019 Deep Dive Recap “Tech to Help You Look Like A Pro”

How To Think Through Your Youth Ministry...

on November 26, 2019 by

I hope this is a helpful method to run your lessons and teaching through.

Top 5 Youth Ministry Books From The...

on November 18, 2019 by

Each of these books has helped me think through key issues related to church ministry and today’s culture

Starting A Campus Ministry

on November 14, 2019 by

One of the immediate action steps he prompts is for churches to be present in the life of their local schools, with…

5 Reasons I’m Staying In Youth...

on November 9, 2019 by

One of the easiest ways to offend a youth minister is to ask when he’s going to become a “real pastor

Book: A Biblical Theology Of Youth...

on November 8, 2019 by

Excellent book … those of us who think theologically about youth ministry, and the role of youth pastor, have been waiting for.

Don’t Start A College-age Ministry...

on November 7, 2019 by

We must start with young people, not programs.

Best Business Practices You Need In...

on November 2, 2019 by

We learned to integrate several of the best business practices into our family

A Vision For Multiplying Your New...

on November 2, 2019 by

Jesus had a big vision and started with the end in mind. Here are a few of God’s “vision statements

Start Up: 4 People You Need To Meet On...

on November 2, 2019 by

These are valuable people on your campus that can help you organize and benefit the ministry

How To Create A Professional Photo Booth

on October 20, 2019 by

The Photobooth that we created will be unmanned and sit out in the lobby the 4th Tuesday of each month

Relational Youth Ministry

on October 9, 2019 by

Often times adult volunteers want to be liked by students, so they cross the line between friend and mentor

FIRED! Part 3

on October 8, 2019 by

The Spouse

FIRED! Part 2

on October 8, 2019 by

The Redemption Story

FIRED! Part 1: Lies They Say When They...

on October 8, 2019 by

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

3 Cultural Changes As A Youth Worker

on October 7, 2019 by

“Do you think you’ll ever change the night of youth group?  My son/daughter is just too busy and they’re missing out.”

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Students...

on October 7, 2019 by

Why is youth group important?

Youth Ministries Working Together

on October 4, 2019 by

A Kingdom-minded ministry is about reaching kids for Christ and plugging them into the local church…not your local church

Book: Mentorship And Marketplace

on October 4, 2019 by

A New Direction for Youth Ministry

4 Questions To Ask About Your Ministry...

on September 20, 2019 by

What is one thing (if any) that we should consider killing in the new year? What is one thing (if any) we…

Better Planning For A Better Fall

on September 20, 2019 by

Here are a few enhancements that you can make to your planning that will help your group to do better in the…

5 Fall Events Student Ministries Can Do

on September 20, 2019 by

5 fall events….reach new students and introduce them to what your ministry is all about

Flashback: Being Strategic This Year In...

on September 13, 2019 by

How to Strategically Scope and Sequence your Year

4 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor For The...

on September 10, 2019 by

Being a youth pastor at one church for the entirety of my ministry career is one of the greatest blessings of my…

How To Improve Your Youth Ministry...

on September 6, 2019 by

7 simple ideas youth leaders from across the nation have shared with me that will help improve your youth ministry program

4 Tips To Partner With Parents In Your...

on August 26, 2019 by

(Even when you are not one)

How to Strategically Scope and Sequence...

on July 27, 2019 by

Dan Istvanik

Connecting With Parents During The...

on July 26, 2019 by

When was the last time you went out of your way to meet with a parent, when their teen wasn’t in any…

When A Student Fails To Show Up

on July 18, 2019 by

I don’t know about you, but I often feel like I’m not cool enough to warrant time with many of the students…

The First 60 Days Of A New Job

on June 25, 2019 by

Pray that I stick to these things as I begin to learn this new church culture and learn… just learn.

New: This Summer Try Vision Casting With...

on June 19, 2019 by

The more time you can invest in your leaders this way, the more likely your fall is going to start off strong

 

Sticking With Youth Ministry For The...

on June 16, 2019 by

If you’re feeling discouraged or out of gas in this season of leading, this article is for you

The Next Step In Growing A Healthy Youth...

on June 5, 2019 by

When you invite students to be co-creators of their own ministry, it boosts their ownership of and commitment to what you are…

Youth Pastors Are Also Youth...

on May 26, 2019 by

Let’s face it… in today’s America, students are not just walking into your church off the streets because they wake up one…

Getting Parents Involved In Youth...

on May 9, 2019 by

One of the most common complaints I hear from student pastors is that they are having a hard time getting youth parents…

Dealing With Difficult People In...

on May 8, 2019 by

I’ve often heard that the worst thing about Churches is that they are filled with imperfect people

What Every New Minister Should Be Asking

on April 23, 2019 by

I have transitioned into six new churches and picked up a few things along the way. At one church, I…

Ministry Is Messy

on April 23, 2019 by

Embracing the Mess of Relational Ministry

DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By...

on April 18, 2019 by

FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!

How To Revitalize Your Youth Ministry...

on April 17, 2019 by

5 Programming Ideas to Revitalize Your Ministry Calendar

8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent...

on April 16, 2019 by

Share resources about youth culture, parenting tips and resources for them to be a more effective parent. Whatever you are reading (you…

A 13-Month Plan Your Kids’ Parents...

on April 16, 2019 by

When I was young I planned without regard for a typical family’s calendar and budget

Book: Within Reach

on April 8, 2019 by

The power of small changes in keeping students connected

Belonging And Community The Secret Sauce...

on April 1, 2019 by

Instead of creating a space for awesome games and great decor, we need to create space for deep belonging and real community

Spark Attendance & Build Momentum

on March 31, 2019 by

How to Use Theme Nights

How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge

on March 20, 2019 by

One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead

Flashback: The Secret Ingredient To Home...

on March 13, 2019 by

Finding the right family to host the Group is absolutely critical to the success of the group.

5 Ways To Beat The Springtime Attendance...

on March 13, 2019 by

You had a great fall and the winter months but,  spring attendance falls and you are wondering what happened?

The StudentMinistry Podcast: YouthPastor...

on March 11, 2019 by

Amazing resource for youth pastors regarding compensation,  raise, taxes, housing allowance, and other pieces of the financial side of ministry.

The Benefits Of Intergenerational...

on March 8, 2019 by

The long-term perspective of the older saints encourages the younger generation to continue in faithfulness and service.

Book: Mentoring The Next Generation

on March 7, 2019 by

Provides a real-world and pro-active strategy to practically connect the generations in your church