Stop The Download – For Now

Stop the download - for now! Are you tired of always looking for a lesson or sermon series to download?  Determining what you teach in youth ministry can be more than just finding the next easy and budget-friendly lesson to download. For instance, let's consider this scenario. Determining what you teach in youth ministry can … Continue reading Stop The Download – For Now

3 Ways To Grow Your Youth Ministry in 2020

It is probably safe to assume that you would like to see your youth ministry grow. No matter who you are, I believe these 3 ways to grow your youth ministry will help. If you are new to youth ministry, you may not know where to begin. Do you buy the massive unicorn float at … Continue reading 3 Ways To Grow Your Youth Ministry in 2020

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