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Starting Out In Your New Youth Ministry...

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The First 5 People You Should Meet at a New Church

The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker ...

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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:...

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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...

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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…&...

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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

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

FIRED! Part 2: The Redemption Story

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

FIRED! Part 3: The Spouse

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

Book: Practical Wisdom For Starting Up...

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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...

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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…...

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

Pivoting Youth Ministry In A Pandemic

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Five Shifts in Global Youth Ministry

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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

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

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

Job: Beware Of Ministry Pied Pipers

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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

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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...

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Two realities that should shape our approach to youth ministry

First-Century Youth Ministry

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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...

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

NYWC 2019: Tech Hacks For Youth Ministry

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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...

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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...

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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...

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We must start with young people, not programs.

Best Business Practices You Need In...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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

Flashback: Being Strategic This Year In...

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How to Strategically Scope and Sequence your Year