Trusting that God is in Control

October 14, 2015    
Ben Read    
getting youth ministry job

I love the church I get to do ministry at. I just celebrated one year in this position, and I’ve been enjoying looking through my TimeHop and seeing all the pictures from moving into our house, and first night at Youth Group, and all of that. But I was in conversation with our church for several months before they hired me, and during that time, I was still talking to several other…    read more 

This Is What We Did Last Night – 10.8.15

October 8, 2015    
Frank Gil    

See all of Frank’s resources in the YouthMin Store The YouthMin Playlist Popcorn Puppy Chow Videos: Dunked On Dope Zebra Neature Walk Pumpkin Meet Rubber Bands Sign up to receive 4 new videos sent to your inbox each week! Game: Protect The President Message – Owning Your Time In The Word The Life Book Movement

This Is What I Did Last Night – 10.1.15

October 1, 2015    
Frank Gil    

See all my resources The YouthMin Playlist Monochromatic Info Cards Videos: Swing Countdown David and Goliath Voice Over Seven Way To Discipline Your Children Sign up to receive 4 new videos sent to your inbox each week! Game: Snap Challenge BuzzWords Message – Owning Your Church from Acts 2

This Is What We Did Last Night – 9.17.15

September 17, 2015    
Frank Gil    

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The Inner Battle: Balancing Family and Ministry

September 15, 2015    
Keith Parker    
inner battle youth ministry

“Daddy!” My 5-year old boy Matthew came running, arms wide open, plowing into my legs at Mach 3 to welcome me home for the evening. He had experienced his first day of kindergarten, and was eager to tell me about all the amazing things he had done and new friends he had made. Sounds like a perfect picture, right? Unfortunately, it wasn’t, because as I had pulled into the driveway, a parent…    read more 

Parent Meeting Agenda

September 7, 2015    
Keith Parker    
parent meeting agenda

At HCCYM, we meet with parents a few times a year, typically at the start of a new semester, to go over the information for the upcoming months of activities, lessons, and regular programs.  We typically do these short meetings after church in our youth area, which allows families to stay after church instead of making a special trip.  These are short meetings, but an important way to connect with parents and…    read more 

Small Group Leaders Meeting Agenda

September 3, 2015    
Ben Read    
what to talk about with youth ministry small group leaders

We just had a great meeting with our Small Group Leaders to kick off the school year. I know a lot of times Youth Pastors find it greatly helpful to see what other ministries are doing in their meetings, in order to make their own better, so I thought I’d share our team agenda with you. This isn’t what we talk about every time we meet, but this being the first meeting…    read more 

You don’t have to look at porn

September 1, 2015    
Ben Read    
overcoming porn struggle

There have already been a number of articles out about the Ashley Madison hack and the number of pastors on that list, and I don’t want to just write on how great of a shame that is. It’s a shame the number of men and women in our world who struggle with this sin.  It’s a shame that many men and women won’t be forced to deal with it because they aren’t…    read more