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Poll Question 2: What is Your Greatest Source of Discouragement?

Let’s face it.  Ministry can be hard sometimes.  We’ve all struggled with discouragement in some shape or form.  Whether it’s pressure to “get numbers,” a leader who questions your ...

Intern 101: Hiring an Intern

Mentoring and pouring into an intern can be one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of youth ministry. As I write this post, I find myself preparing for my eight intern during my 13-year tenure at ...

Relational Ministry after Easter

At this point, you are probably pushing into your second meeting on how your church will be running this Easter.  As a youth worker, you might have a bigger stake in the Sunday service and many churches I know ...

Poll Question 1: How large is your youth group?

As one of the contributors to YouthMin.org, I know that the heartbeat of this ministry is to encourage, challenge, and equip Youth Ministers and leaders to do more effective ministry.  We believe that Youth ...

Youth Ministry Game – Schism

Schism is a great Youth Ministry game for groups of at least 8. What is awesome about it is that even the students who prefer to just sit to the side and not participate in active games can have fun with this game, ...

Ministry Under Fire: Responding to Criticism

Let’s start with a simple truth.  It doesn’t matter what type of church you serve in, what denomination, what size, how many staff you serve with, or how healthy your ministry may be.  One thing about ministry ...

Wisdom for Rookie Youth Pastors: What Should Your Day Look Like?

It’s the age-old question that gives every youth pastor a deer in the headlights look, “What do you do all day?” There have been many times where my students, family, and even wife, have asked me ...

Four Reasons You Should Have A Youth Ministry Website

Yesterday, I wrote about why you shouldn’t have a youth ministry website. It sounds a bit hypocritical of me, because I have my own youth ministry website and I create youth websites for other youth pastors. ...

Four Reasons Why Your Youth Ministry Doesn’t Need a Youth Website.

I love my youth website. I spent hours making it just right and after seeing my site stats, I know more than just my students and their parents are checking it out. However, I know a lot of people who don’t ...

Why I write my own Youth Ministry Curriculum

We’ve been going through a bit of transition with YouthMin.org the last two months as some of the most active contributors have moved to new ministries, had babies, etc. etc. But we’ve also been going ...