THE BEST WAY TO COUNTER A TOXIC GROUP CULTURE

Toxic people create toxic groups and quickly derail your mission.  What do I mean? A new student shows up to your group but never returns. A longtime student leaves. Both students say your group has too many cliques.  There may be a lack of participation in games, activities, discussions, or events.  Or no matter how … Continue reading THE BEST WAY TO COUNTER A TOXIC GROUP CULTURE

WHY AND HOW TO BEGIN A YOUTH PASTOR NETWORK

You are a rare breed. Not many people would give up their Saturday to spend it with middle school students, especially when a student tries to give you a muddy hug after they have whizzed down the giant slip-n-slide! You see, youth ministry seems a little off. Most people lack an understanding of what we … Continue reading WHY AND HOW TO BEGIN A YOUTH PASTOR NETWORK

FINDING YOUR WAY WHEN YOU FEEL LOST AND DEFEATED IN MINISTRY

Regardless of how you got into youth ministry, I think there is one thing you and I have in common. We began in ministry because we love Jesus. In your life, you've had some encounter, experience, or insight that made it clear to you that Jesus will always be the G.O.A.T. (Does anyone say G.O.A.T.?) … Continue reading FINDING YOUR WAY WHEN YOU FEEL LOST AND DEFEATED IN MINISTRY

YOU MAY BE YOUR YOUTH MINISTRY’S WORST ENEMY – PART 2

You may be your ministry's worst enemy.  A few weeks ago, in part one, we discussed one way you may be hurting your ministry. Today we are going to explore another way that you may cause harm. You may be your ministry's own worst enemy by failing to invest in your personal development. I think … Continue reading YOU MAY BE YOUR YOUTH MINISTRY’S WORST ENEMY – PART 2

5 TYPES OF LEADERS YOU NEED ON YOUR TEAM

You know that you need a team of leaders. To get this team, you will have to recruit people. It is probably not too far of a stretch to think that you want your team to be a strong team. So you need a team, and you want quality leaders. I wonder, though, have you … Continue reading 5 TYPES OF LEADERS YOU NEED ON YOUR TEAM