Tag Archive for management

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

Goal Setting & Implementation

on February 28, 2019 by

It’s that time of the year in which we take a good look at our ministry and begin to work through our…

Books: The Parent And Family Ministry...

on February 25, 2019 by

Here’s a list of some of our favorite books for church leaders that are building a family ministry in their church.

Why Home Is the Best Location For Youth...

on February 22, 2019 by

They met in homes and discipleship started booming. Kids began growing, getting connected, inviting more friends. Numbers grew.

How Home Groups Can Help Your Student...

on February 21, 2019 by

Taditional youth group night was becoming less effective, we did also notice that home groups were becoming more effective

Why We Ought To Reimagine Youth Ministry

on February 13, 2019 by

If we don’t reach our kids with the gospel by middle school, we have already lost our chance

Gen Z, “Snackable Content” &...

on February 5, 2019 by

Here are some things our teams come up with and ministering to GenZ

The Benefits Of Continuing With Ministry...

on February 3, 2019 by

Success in student ministry doesn’t always happen while they are students in your program. It often happens years later. That is why…

Bivocational Youth Ministry

on February 3, 2019 by

Being a bivocational youth ministry worker comes with a unique set of challenges—like two bosses, two workplace

Helping Student Athletes Win On And Off...

on January 29, 2019 by

How to Help Your Student Athletes Win On and Off the Field

How Enneagram Helped My Ministry

on January 22, 2019 by

You may be a skeptic or have confusion about the Enneagram and thats okay. These have just been a few ways the…

Note To My Younger Youth Worker Self: ...

on January 22, 2019 by

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Note To My Younger Youth Worker Self: ...

on January 22, 2019 by

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Family Relationships Over Ministery

on January 16, 2019 by

Because I am in ministry, I’ve gotten my vocation mixed up with my relationships in Marriage, Children and God

Resolutions and goals

on December 31, 2018 by

So I have to ask, What are your youth ministry goals this year?

Flashback: Make Your Goals Happen This...

on December 31, 2018 by

Dream about what could and should be happening in your ministry.

3 REVERSE CULTURE TRENDS FOR 2019

on December 30, 2018 by

Pop culture tends to change at the speed of light. As soon as we begin to take hold of a rising trend,…

How To Speak To Middle Schoolers

on December 21, 2018 by

Concerned about translating the gospel into the (foreign, treacherous) culture of Jr High

Changes In Youth Ministry

on December 21, 2018 by

How To Make Successful Changes In Youth Ministry

Why Young People Leave The Church…...

on December 16, 2018 by

How Apologetics Can Address the Six Reasons Why Young People Leave the Church

Why Many Youth Pastors Don’t Make It&...

on December 16, 2018 by

I believe the following four principles capture a biblically grounded vision of what ministry to youth should entail

The Landscape Of Youth Ministry

on December 11, 2018 by

Here are 5 ways that youth ministry has changed since 1995

Keeping Students Committed To Christ...

on November 30, 2018 by

You can’t be a serious-about-faith-and-nurture parent, youth worker, pastor, or educator and not be concerned.

Unleashing youth as co-participants in...

on November 27, 2018 by

5 Essentials to help unleash the passion and creativity of young people in your church

Flashback: Why Youth Ministry…...

on November 27, 2018 by

Accurate beliefs come only from Scripture-centered ministry and spirituality.

Flashback: Why Youth Stay In Church When...

on October 30, 2018 by

It is converted students who go on to love Jesus and serve the church.

Tensions With My Senior Pastor

on October 27, 2018 by

You making an effort to show him that you support HIM will show him that he has your loyalty

Being Trustworthy Leader

on October 26, 2018 by

4 Traits of a Trustworthy Leader

Wise Words For Busy People

on October 25, 2018 by

Ever had a busy season in your life?  I’ve found that this fall has been an extremely busy time

Developmental Appropriateness Of A...

on October 25, 2018 by

7 questions to help you

Missions: “Pimping The Poor” Or ...

on October 14, 2018 by

Connects a group with permanent ministries in a community in order to provide support to those ministries

Youth Ministry Evaluation

on October 14, 2018 by

6 Questions ever youth worker should ask

Make Successful Changes In Youth...

on October 12, 2018 by

A helpful guide to grid and map out the requirements for navigating change

Starting A Youth Ministry

on October 4, 2018 by

(Pioneering advice from 15 youthworkers)

Encouragement For Weary Youth Pastors

on October 4, 2018 by

Youth workers don’t have expiration dates

Administration And Budgets

on October 4, 2018 by

Annette shares Ministry Architect’s findings as it pertains to budget, staffing, and volunteer norms for children’s ministry and how we can always…

Where Is National Youth Ministries And...

on October 1, 2018 by

“We don’t just do these big Jesus camps where kids get all jacked up”

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