7 Ways to Minister in Times of Social Distancing

You are in social distancing, so should ministry stop? Absolutely not! Here are 7 ways to minister in times of social distancing. SHARE JOY The air is heavy, and people are feeling many emotions. Share joy with them during this time! Find videos, photos, memes, or other things that can bring laughter, joy, and smiles … Continue reading 7 Ways to Minister in Times of Social Distancing

5 Ways to Hurt Your Ministry in Times of Social Distancing

It feels that the Covid-19 situation has rapidly escalated, leaving us in ministry unsure about our roles. To help you figure out what you should do, let’s look at what not to do. Here are 5 ways to hurt your ministry in times of social distancing. PRETEND NOTHING IS HAPPENING The worst mistake we could … Continue reading 5 Ways to Hurt Your Ministry in Times of Social Distancing

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

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

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