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How to get a raise as a Youth Pastor

So, you want a raise.  Who doesn’t.  Getting a raise as a vocational youth worker is one of the most difficult, and therefore rarest item to ever make a church budget.  Just like the quest for El Dorado, ...

Youth Group Game: Pirate Sayings

For this game, you can either choose to make it a volunteer game or a group play. Stick with the same three teams from the last game, Scowl’n growl, and you’ll be all set! For the volunteer variation, ...

When teens think they don’t sin

This last week I got in the mail some response cards from some of my students who went to a local summer camp.  On these cards my students checked the box that they had said yes to Jesus and have made some sort of ...

Should Youth Groups allow students to use their phones?

This is a topic that seems to get asked about quite a bit by Youth Pastors, especially in our Facebook Group (of nearly 700+). So we decided to have two of our contributors who use technology quite a bit to weigh in ...

Creating a Teaching Calendar in Youth Ministry

Recently, The Resurgence, wrote a great post about how to map out a setting up a preaching schedule.  It was a home run and identifies many important pieces of the puzzle that need to be thought through before you ...

Moving Past Behavior Modification

While I am sure that most of us want our students to become followers of Christ and to put their unique gifts and talents to work in the expansion of His Kingdom, what we end up valuing and celebrating falls ...

Talking about pornography in Youth Ministry

Last night we had our Manly Mecca kick off!  The Manly Mecca is like the men’s ministry to our youth group.  It is a gathering of high school guys that meets once a month on a Friday Night.  During this time ...

Youth Ministry and the Olympics: What Medal do your students strive for?

I don’t know how it is in your house, but ours is completely captivated by the XXX Summer Olympics.   Every night our entire family gathers around our tv and watches the dramatic story through the lens of ...

  Every week before youth group we have a half hour leader’s meeting for our volunteer youth staff. This is, by far, the most important meeting of my week. It is an opportunity for our entire staff to ...

  I was recently asked why the youth program at our church was so amazing. Between you and me, our youth ministry really isn’t amazing. Numerically we are right there in the 10%-13% of big church attendance. ...