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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 ...

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 ...

Changing the Standard of Youth Ministry

One of the things that drives the site managers and contributors at YouthMin.Org is the idea that the standard of ministry that many youth workers hold to needs to change.  And we know we are not alone: There are ...

Wisdom for Rookie Youth Pastors: Personal Development

The old saying, “You can only lead where you’ve been” is true. Us youth pastors were once teenagers. We’ve gone through the fires of puberty and  have come out as stable human beings. Since ...

Five Theological Words Your Students Should Know Before They Graduate

I have written before about the importance of teaching theology to your students. Moral lessons only stick if the students can understand the theological ‘why’ to their actions. We should teach our ...

The importance of Time in Youth Ministry

Last year at the Orange Conference, the theme was Focus, but really it should have just been Time, because that’s what everything came down to. I remember how Reggie Joiner would bring out this big jar of ...

How Do You Have Time To Post On Social Media?

If you look at my church’s social media feed on our ministry’s Facebook and Twitter account, you might wonder how I have the time to post social media while still doing ministry at the same time. It ...

Looking for signs of growth in Student Ministry

I’ve been going through a ton of old files on my computer looking for something that a friend asked for, and in the process, I’ve been laughing at myself a ton. Designs that, at the time, I thought were ...

3 Things To Do When Your Numbers Are Low

We all deal with it this time of year–our numbers are LOW. It usually happens around the holidays, but it can also happen during Spring Break, Summer vacation… or just a random Sunday.  What do you do ...