Tag Archive for management

4 Ways To Partner With Parents

on September 19, 2018 by

… (even when you aren’t one)

Truly Partnering With Parents

on September 6, 2018 by

Raising kids isn’t easy today. Most parents realize they can’t do it alone. And most will welcome help from caring people in…

Why I Wouldn’t Go To Your Parent...

on September 6, 2018 by

Remember, if you want parents involved in your ministry, focus on their needs. Make parent meetings about the parents

10 Must Haves For Your Parent Meeting

on September 6, 2018 by

Are you really taking advantage of your Parent Meetings?

8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent...

on September 6, 2018 by

How do we connect, engage and release parents to be the primary disciplers of their teenagers

Parent Meeting Agenda

on September 6, 2018 by

We typically do these short meetings after church in our youth area, which allows families to stay after church instead of making…

Keep Reading

on September 5, 2018 by

Here are some great books to help you in your leadership development

Effective Youth Ministry

on September 4, 2018 by

10 Keys to Effective Youth Ministry

Kickstarting Student Leadership

on September 4, 2018 by

“When starting student leadership it’s important to get the right students and avoid the wrong ones.”

Transition From Children’s Ministry To...

on September 1, 2018 by

Make sure the rising tweens have seen your face, know your name, and know details about your youth ministry

Before They Leave

on September 1, 2018 by

Our youth ministry is not the students’ church for the rest of their lives

5 Fall Events Student Ministries Can Do

on August 31, 2018 by

Not only engage the students you have but also reach new students and introduce them to what your ministry is all about

20 Youth Pastor Expectations On Day 1

on August 29, 2018 by

Youth Pastors tend to burn out so quickly are the expectations that are present from day one

Why Youth Pastors Leave

on August 29, 2018 by

Planning a lot of events and playing a lot of games is not the same as intentionally building relationships

Beyond The Honeymoon In Youth Ministry

on August 29, 2018 by

3 Reasons You Should Stay in Your Current Youth Ministry Position

Back To School Prep For Youth Workers

on August 27, 2018 by

Here is a quick look at some of the things that you should consider as you get ready to start your fall…

4 Back To School Basics Sermon

on August 27, 2018 by

George Lockhart

Better Planning For A Better Fall

on August 27, 2018 by

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

Youth Ministry Entering The Fall

on August 24, 2018 by

4 Questions to Ask

Post Summer Camp Follow Up

on August 24, 2018 by

Summer camp the most important things we think about but not only the camp itself, but what happens after the camp.

Engaging Parents

on August 20, 2018 by

The reality is that families wield influence over a child all through adolescence—in nearly every realm of their lives

Flashback: Working With Parents In Your...

on August 20, 2018 by

Parents have the strongest influence over a child all through all aspects and seasons of a child’s life, including adolescence

Generation To Generation

on August 19, 2018 by

Family Process in Church and Synagogue (The Guilford Family Therapy Series

Even Walt Failed

on August 17, 2018 by

As we create environments and experiences for students, may we hold to the truth that we’re never done

Working With Parents In Your Youth...

on August 5, 2018 by

Here are some crucial truths I have learned when working with parents.

More Than A Camp High: (Part One)

on July 29, 2018 by

Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God

Searching For The Right Leaders

on July 21, 2018 by

Here’s what I should have been doing…

Leadership Lessons From Mr. Rogers

on July 19, 2018 by

7 Leadership Lessons from Mr. Rogers

Ministry With A Lasting Impact…....

on July 2, 2018 by

Unleashing God’s Word in Youth Ministry

How To Grow Your Youth Ministry

on July 2, 2018 by

The best way to grow is to keep what you’ve got

20 Camp And Retreat Hacks

on June 19, 2018 by

Even if you have your plans made here are 20 hacks you could still use to enhance your time away…

Building On The Youth Camp Or Conference...

on June 19, 2018 by

4 Strategies to Build on the Youth Camp, Conference or Retreat Experience

Help Me With… Camp

on June 14, 2018 by

Blog posts to help you with all things camp…

Transitioning Out

on June 7, 2018 by

5 Tips to keep in mind to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Dealing With Conflict

on June 1, 2018 by

Some things in life and ministry that are certain, conflict is one of them. It’s important to learn how to handle them

Don’t Put Your Trust In Anyone But God

on May 30, 2018 by

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7

I Resigned My Youth Ministry Position

on May 30, 2018 by

Now What?

New Youth Ministry Job….Enjoy Your...

on May 22, 2018 by

It offers a unique opportunity that can be leveraged for impact when approached as an opportunity

Book: Caught In Between

on May 18, 2018 by

Engage Your Preteens Before They Check Out. A comprehensive strategy for engaging preteens well before they make the transition

Asking A Volunteer To Leave

on May 17, 2018 by

Some highlights from Tom Rainer

Flashback: Better Small Group Leader...

on May 17, 2018 by

6 Ways to Make Small Group Leader Meetings Great

Leveraging Your Downtime In Youth...

on May 16, 2018 by

I would focus on what I refer to as the “big three”– vision, curriculum, and volunteers

10 apps Every Youth Pastor Should Have...

on May 16, 2018 by

I use plenty of other apps during the year, but these apps help me make it through the chaotic summer schedule

Creating Community Among Volunteers

on May 15, 2018 by

So how do you create community with volunteers? Here are a few ideas

New At Youth Ministry?

on May 15, 2018 by

Here’s Help From Vision to Volunteers

Great Questions To Help Focus Your...

on May 15, 2018 by

Ask yourself and your leadership team in order to begin the process of becoming a healthier and more focused team:

Do You Feel Stuck In Your Ministry?

on May 9, 2018 by

The Fastest Way to Move Your Ministry Forward (Without Spending Any Money)

The 7 Minute Meeting For New 7th Graders

on May 8, 2018 by

One of the most crucial transitions to master is the one from Kid’s Ministry to Student Ministry

Why You Don’t Want A Rock Star Youth...

on May 8, 2018 by

Too many churches are still trying to discover and hire a superstar. Normally this (guy) is energetic, passionate, organized, and relatively attractive

Children’s Minister Is The Position In...

on May 6, 2018 by

Five Reasons Why the Children’s Minister is the Staff Position in Greatest Demand

New 2 Youth Ministry: The Importance Of...

on May 4, 2018 by

let’s avoid getting fired for things we neglected to do

What To Do When No One Shows Up

on April 30, 2018 by

Feelings of inadequacy, failure, doubt, and disappointment. Even worse, the next day when people ask us “how did youth group go last…

“Why every Student Ministry Needs A...

on April 27, 2018 by

This session is led by Joshua Griffin (@joshuagriffin) who is a 20 year Student Ministry veteran and co-founder of Download YM. Here…

Far too Many Youth Workers Want To Be...

on April 16, 2018 by

Remember the teenagers who need you now. They’re not your training ground; they’re your mission field. Be faithful in the little things…

Top 3 qualities I’m looking For When I...

on April 13, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee

Need Help Recruiting

on April 11, 2018 by

Don’t Miss These 3 Great Recruiting Ideas

Apathy And Lack Of Commitment In Your...

on April 5, 2018 by

Do These 4 Things

Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

on April 4, 2018 by

How Do You Know if You Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

Is Your Student Ministry As Healthy As...

on March 29, 2018 by

Here are 6 areas of health that need to be in top condition

Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt1

on March 28, 2018 by

Do A Student Lead Series

Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt2

on March 28, 2018 by

Take A Good, Hard Look At Your Service

The Missions Relationship Factor

on March 28, 2018 by

What does the Mission Relationship Factor do for your church?

Six Tips for Planning Your Youth Group...

on March 23, 2018 by

Todd Jones

How To Create A Climate Of Connection

on March 21, 2018 by

Connecting Students is More Important than Programs

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.

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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?