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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 ...

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 ...

5 ways to get your whole church involved in Youth Ministry

This is a guest post from Helene Foust who regularly blogs at http://inumcconnect.org. After almost a whole month on the road and a super amazing vacation, I am back to the wonderful world of blogging!  I’ve ...

5 Ways to Make Your Ministry Better This Year

Whether you are a big proponent of New Year’s resolutions or not, one must admit that the turning of the calendar seems to be a mental reset for most of us. Most times, we focus on our weight, our finances, or ...

How To Keep Your Youth Ministry Small

Eight years ago I started at a small church with a small youth ministry.  I remember being terrified.  I had no idea what I was doing…even after 3 years of an internship, and 5+ years of school.  Bible ...

5 Questions I Ask After Every Youth Group Night

We have our main youth meetings on Wednesday Night, but yours might be on Thursdays or Sundays. Regardless of the day you meet, I think there always needs to be some sort of evaluation of the service. If you are not ...

10 Things I refuse to do in Youth Ministry

A few years ago I wrote this post on my old blog, and I was thinking about it this afternoon for some reason, so I decided to reshare it. It’s a bit humbling to go back through some of these and consider how ...

Raising the Bar of Expectations in Youth Ministry

Our YouthMin.org Facebook community had a great conversation the other day about the expectation of fun in youth group; that it often seems like it doesn’t matter how biblical your messages are or how much ...

An Open Letter to Church Leaders

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You might assume by the title of this post that I’m concurrently working on my resume and a blog post, but I’m excited about sharing this post with you and with my own church leaders as we seek to make ...