Tag Archive for management

Managing Momentum In Youth Ministry

on March 6, 2018 by

…youth pastors simply not being aware of the “flow” of family, work, school, and social lives

Solution To Smartphone Addiction Is Now...

on February 23, 2018 by

Grades have gone up, and discipline problems have plummeted. Students are interacting, talking to each other, reading, kicking a ball, socializing — because…

How To Run Your Ministry A Year Ahead Of...

on February 17, 2018 by

It never seems like we have enough time in youth ministry, right? Stressed out about the lack of time to get everything…

Youth Ministry: New Year New Commitments...

on February 16, 2018 by

I’ve been challenged to see the month of February as the most important month for my resolutions and goals set for the…

7 Ways Teens Can Contribute When The...

on February 12, 2018 by

by Steve Burchett

My Favorite Graphic Creating apps In...

on February 12, 2018 by

But over the past several years there has been 1 app that I have settled into using on a regular basis.

“Creating A Sustainable Youth Worship...

on February 11, 2018 by

In this first episode we talk about why you want to build a team and look at two different approaches to building…

Reconsidering “Professional” Youth...

on February 9, 2018 by

When the call for professionalism and excellence turns people away….. a spirit of elitism has infected the body of Christ

Proactive Youth Ministry

on February 8, 2018 by

3 proactive skills we can implement now that will lead to opportunities later

Creating Momentum In Youth Ministry

on February 6, 2018 by

We want to engage teenagers and keep them engaged and coming back all year long, but . . . how?

3 Ways To Get Students More Involved

on February 1, 2018 by

I’m not just talking about students showing up to things. I’m talking about faces lighting up when an event gets announced and…

“How Can I Become The Best Youth...

on January 31, 2018 by

3 vital practices of today’s youth pastor

Teens And TV

on January 27, 2018 by

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food…

New Year New Budget: What To Do First

on January 25, 2018 by

If they trust you then you have good standing to ask for support for the things the ministry needs to grow or…

The Lord Will Fight For You….MIA...

on January 25, 2018 by

“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” – Exodus 14:14


A Fool-Proof System To Follow Up With...

on January 21, 2018 by

How you follow up determines whether or not you’ll see those new students again

Starting A Student Leadership Team From...

on January 16, 2018 by

5 Steps To Starting A Student Leadership Team From Scratch

Prevent Volunteer Dropout

on January 16, 2018 by

Five mistakes to avoid when it comes to volunteer retention, as well as ways to correct them

10 Secrets To Keep Your Student Leaders...

on January 16, 2018 by

I can promise that if you do these they will have a better experience on your team.

Surviving a Downturn in Youth Ministry...

on January 15, 2018 by

Podcast: Managing this well helps keep you from being discouraged, helps you communicate what success really is for your ministry

So You’re The New Youth Leader?

on January 8, 2018 by

When someone is upset about some decision you’ve made, learn to never say, “I’m sorry, but…

Blindspot’s In The Hiring Process...

on January 7, 2018 by

4 mistakes churches make

Free College Ministry Resources!

on December 28, 2017 by

Free ebook, articles, podcasts & discipleship tools!

40 Books To Read To Grow In Ministry

on December 20, 2017 by

If you want to grow in your Christian leadership this year, here is a list of books I am planning to read…

Autopsy Of A Deceased Church

on December 18, 2017 by

12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

5 Golden Rules In Dealing With Church...

on December 18, 2017 by

You now know that if you want any budget increase to happen, you need Deacon Jameson’s support.


Budgeting Basics: Crafting Your Budget...

on December 13, 2017 by

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

on December 13, 2017 by

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...

on December 13, 2017 by

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

on December 13, 2017 by

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

on December 13, 2017 by

Here are 6 tips for planning youth group night…

I Thought I was Focused

on December 12, 2017 by

I Thought I Was Focused but I wasn’t

The Art Of Connecting With Fringe Kids

on December 8, 2017 by

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...

on December 2, 2017 by

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

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

on December 2, 2017 by

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

Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Are Seen...

on December 2, 2017 by

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

Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Matter

on December 2, 2017 by

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

on November 29, 2017 by

Here are some recommendations in each of the following 4 areas

Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on November 22, 2017 by

10  principles to help you out

Possible “Conflict Of Visions&...

on November 17, 2017 by

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

6 Reasons Youth Pastors Leave Youth...

on November 14, 2017 by

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

Wingin’ It In Youth Ministry

on November 3, 2017 by

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...

on October 22, 2017 by

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

Seeking The Spotlight In Youth Ministry

on October 10, 2017 by

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

Toxic Church Environments

on October 8, 2017 by

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

To Grow…

on October 4, 2017 by

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

Evaluating Your Student Ministry

on October 3, 2017 by

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

on September 23, 2017 by

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...

on September 18, 2017 by

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

on September 6, 2017 by

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

Don’t Fumble This Amazing Opportunity&...

on August 31, 2017 by

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

Flashback: Better Planning For A Better...

on August 31, 2017 by

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

on August 30, 2017 by

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

…Level Up As A Leader

on August 25, 2017 by

Questions To Ask Yourself To Level Up As A Leader

Better Parent Meetings

on August 24, 2017 by

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

Improve Your Relationship With Your Lead...

on August 21, 2017 by

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

on August 4, 2017 by

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

The Definitive List Of Volunteer...

on July 31, 2017 by

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

Why Kids Choose Sports Over Your Youth...

on July 27, 2017 by

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

on July 23, 2017 by

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...

on July 12, 2017 by

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

How To Kill “That Thing” In Your...

on July 3, 2017 by

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

What Keeps Today’s Leading Churches In...

on July 1, 2017 by

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

Resolving Staff Conflicts

on July 1, 2017 by

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

7 Family Ministry Essentials

on June 26, 2017 by

A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders

Smaller Church Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2017 by

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


on June 25, 2017 by

But it is important to have goals in your ministry and for you personally as the minister

Volunteers:How to Find Them, Train Them&...

on June 23, 2017 by

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...

on June 10, 2017 by

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

on May 31, 2017 by

Summer offers a good time for evaluation

3 Leadership Hats You’ll Need To...

on May 29, 2017 by

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...

on May 23, 2017 by

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

on May 19, 2017 by

Fix these mistakes and watch what happens

How To Have Tough Conversations Where...

on May 17, 2017 by

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...

on May 17, 2017 by

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?

on May 17, 2017 by

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

5 Ways To Succeed With An Inflexible...

on May 15, 2017 by

Pigheaded people expect others to adapt to them

10 Trends That Will Reshape Youth...

on May 10, 2017 by

“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...

on May 1, 2017 by

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

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...

on April 11, 2017 by

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….