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

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: Part 2

Last week we began by recognizing that the culture of a student ministry can determine its future trajectory, the group's influence on the community, and gives people a taste of Jesus. Also, we discussed the importance of creating a Ministry Culture document and how it will help you learn about your group's current dynamics. (Click … Continue reading Nudging A Group’s Culture: Part 2