Tag Archive for management

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

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