What would happen to your Youth Ministry if you left?

Yesterday, one of our contributors, Frank Gil, posted this He’s not alone, and I know many Youth Pastors are planning beyond their Fall Calendars and are thinking about the entire ministry year that lays ...

Putting down the baggage of Youth Ministry

Sometimes a youth pastor, or any pastor for that matter, comes to a new church with excitement on the outside, but on the inside we’re carrying some baggage and nursing all kinds of scars. This baggage and ...

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 ...

Youth Pastor’s and Tithing

My wife and I are going through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University with our church right now, and I’ve been diving into it head first. Never in my life did I think that it was possible for a Youth ...

How You Know Its Time To Leave Your Church

*Disclaimer* This post was actually written to be a part of  the series “Part-Time Youth Pastor, Full-Time Hero,” that just wrapped up on Youthmin.org.” Due to a mix up it never got published, ...

Calling vs. Career

The call of God to vocational ministry can, at times feel like  almost like a curse, but in reality is the greatest gift a Pastor of any sort can have.   When I left my previous Ministry, I wrestled with God ...

What I pray before I speak to students

Every Wednesday Night before the students show up, right after I print out the final draft of my message, I pray this prayer. Maybe not word for word, but this same idea every time.   Lord, Thank You for the ...

Cut the Crap: Get Transparent

When I went to the Simply Youth Ministry Conference in March, I was stoked.  One of the biggest blessings that I had was being able to meet so many people that I have networked with over the last three years in the ...

Three practices that will explode your Youth Ministry

While I was in college at Liberty University, I took a class once a week for 3 hours on Prayer. It was one of my favorite classes I took while in school, and one of my favorite professors I had in college taught it, ...

Is your calling worth fighting for?

Are you willing to do what is demanded of you as one Called to the work of God? “I never thought it would be this hard.” I know I’ve said it myself, and I know I’ve heard many others say it ...