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Why Small Group Leaders are so important to Youth Ministry

I grew up in a pretty big youth group in California, with a ton of kids, a ton of leaders, and an amazing Youth Pastor. I’ve long credited my Youth Pastor as one of the biggest influences in my life, and his ...

Part-Time Youth Pastor, Full-Time Hero: The Small Group You Never Knew You Had

It was the summer of 2005 and I just started my first bi-vocational student ministry position. I knew more than anything that in order for my youth group to grow, it needed to have small groups. I decided the best ...

5 Reasons Your Ministry Needs Women Leaders

Your youth ministry needs women leaders.  Before we start arguing the theology of women in ministry, I want you to hear me out:  The purpose of this post is not to advocate for ordained women, or women pastors, or ...

A Letter to Adult Volunteers

Dear Adult Volunteer, You are valuable in our student ministry. We believe you are the heartbeat of the student ministry. We believe you will make an eternal impact on this generation. Jesus trusted and empowered ...

Youthmin Roundtable #1

Once or twice a week, the contributors of Youthmin.org get together and talk about blogging, Youth Ministry, and life, and we have grown to love this online network of Youth Pastors. We decided to start recording a ...

Small Groups: Forming Youth Ministry Small Groups

Small groups are essential for a healthy ministry. They foster relationships between students, which produces a community that can grow together in Christ, and they foster relationships between students and adults, ...

Small Groups: Training your leaders

In my opinion, the best way for us to train small group leaders is to intentionally train them. Let’s throw back to 1999 and pull out our WWJD bracelets. Got it out? Good! Now, let’s ask the question: ...

Small Groups: Finding the right leaders

Now it’s pretty normal to have small groups in your student/adult ministry. Launching and administrating small groups is a totally different matter. If you’re like me, I want to see the best in people so ...