Coaching

Saying Goodbye to Student Ministry: Transition Where You Are

November 18, 2015    
Josh Fuentes    
goodbye youth ministry transition

So you decided to take the plunge and transition out of student ministry? Great! God is going to do some great things in you and through you as you move into this new phase of your life. Yet, there’s an issue. In order to leave student ministry, you have to leave your church, which means you’ll have to uproot your family to start this new position. Just thinking about moving makes me…    read more 

This Is What We Did Last Night – 11.12.15

November 12, 2015    
Frank Gil    

Sorry for how awkward I am. I was in a public room at our church and I kept hearing people walk by and it made me talk like I was in a library. But that sofa tho… See all my resources The YouthMin Playlist Videos: Countdown Overly Complicated Coffee Order Guy on a Buffalo 2 Sign up to receive 4 new videos sent to your inbox each week! Game: Office Chair Dodgeball…    read more 

Saying Goodbye to Student Ministry: Age Matters

November 10, 2015    
Josh Fuentes    
goodbye youth ministry transition

You’ve heard it said. I’ve heard it said. It’s been said to you. We’ve asked it ourselves every now and then. Even search teams talk about it. The million dollar question that makes every youth pastor want to roll their eyes –  “Aren’t you a little old to be a youth pastor?” For some odd reason this question seems to get asked more than once when you hit your thirties. Like you,…    read more 

Getting rid of sofas and the book of Esther

November 5, 2015    
Frank Gil    

See all my resources The YouthMin Playlist Videos: Space Countdown Guy on a Buffalo AP Drivers Ed Sign up to receive 4 new videos sent to your inbox each week! Game: Make It or Break It The Scrambler Your Second Favorite Game Bundle Esther Prologue Message – Esther Sorry, I couldn’t find all the cool Mars Hill Esther posters online. It is a bummer

Why The YouthMin Facebook Group is AWESOME!

YouthMin Facebook group is awesome

Every day, my phone and laptop are inundated with notifications from Facebook.  Before you think “Wow, he must be a really popular guy,” let me clarify.  I have the privilege of being one of the group administrators for the YouthMin.org Facebook group, a gaggle of 4685 youth ministers and leaders (currently) from all over the world seeking advice, resources, and encouragement online.  For the past two years, I have seen countless reasons why…    read more 

This Is What We Did Last Night – 10.29.15

October 30, 2015    
Frank Gil    

See all my resources The YouthMin Playlist Videos: Countdown Video Angry Door Knocker Edwin’s Corner – Paper Mache Sign up to receive 4 new videos sent to your inbox each week! Game: Pie In The Face Name That Candy Bar In Other News: Halloween Edition Your Second Favorite Game Bundle Bumper Video – I told my kids I ate their candy Message – Satan & Demons

We’re Not Worthy

There are mornings that I wake up and I don’t feel like I am the right person for my position. This happens for any number of reasons: I feel like there are a thousand people out there that could do the job better than me I wonder if any of the students even listened to what I had to say I felt like I just delivered the worst message in the history…    read more 

This Is What We Did Last Night – 10.22.15

October 22, 2015    
Frank Gil    

See all my resources The YouthMin Playlist Videos: Countdown Video Taylor Swift Caption Fail Hot Kool-Aid Sign up to receive 4 new videos sent to your inbox each week! Game: Fake or Florida Roll Away Ship It or Nah Your Second Favorite Game Bundle Message – InstaFake (A lesson on the Fear of Man) Ending Video – You Are More

Frustration in Youth Ministry

youth pastor quit resign frustration

A few weeks ago, I watched a few of our college interns interacting with a Mom of a student in their small group. They all knew I was close by if needed, but they were resolving the issue themselves. It was a tough situation in that a student in the group had started pouring out a lot of the junk going on his life, and the small group leaders were still processing…    read more 

This Is What We Did Last Night – 10.15.15

October 15, 2015    
Frank Gil    

See all my resources The YouthMin Playlist Videos: Lost Countdown Dave Barnes – Karate Lessons Tripp & Tyler Laughing Sign up to receive 4 new videos sent to your inbox each week! Game: Shoot The Name Cokes & Candles Message Bumper: G.O.S.P.E.L. by Propaganda Message – Owning The Mission: Found People Find People