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

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

WHY MAJOR EVENTS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO YOUTH MINISTRY GROWTH

Your fall semester is about to begin, and you spend hours prepping for a massive back to school bash. You rent the tallest rock wall, knockerball, and inflatables. You purchase expensive prizes and enough food to feed three high schools. The band is ready, and you book an engaging speaker. After all, you want to … Continue reading WHY MAJOR EVENTS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO YOUTH MINISTRY GROWTH

PARENTS AND 3 WAYS NOT TO LOSE THEIR CONFIDENCE

Parents. You can't avoid the fact that they exist. You went into youth ministry because you wanted to change the lives of teenagers, but you've been handed more than you expected. The younger, less experienced version of yourself probably didn't realize that loving teenagers also meant loving parents. The younger, less experienced version of yourself … Continue reading PARENTS AND 3 WAYS NOT TO LOSE THEIR CONFIDENCE

Nudging A Group’s Culture

Beyond the work of God through His grace, the culture of a youth group may be one of the most crucial factors in determining a group's trajectory and impact. An exclusive culture will quickly hinder your ability to be God's prevenient grace to those distant from God. An attitude such as this will describe God … Continue reading Nudging A Group’s Culture