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

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

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