Semester Teaching Bundle

I know one of the most important things I do every year is plan the teaching calendar.  Balancing theological truth, life application, Biblical exegesis, and milk versus meat is a tedious yet meaningful process. ...

Where to find games!

Can I be honest? When it comes to my weekly youth meeting, I can nail the message, get my worship team organized and looking great, find serious and funny videos to show the students, and take care of all the ...

6 Reasons to Teach Church History to Your Students

I went on a rant a couple weeks ago. I was reading though my Twitter timeline and started thinking about how much we need to discuss and know Church History today. When I was in Bible College I took Church History ...

FREE Encouraging Instagram Graphics

Social media is a great way to encourage followers, including your students, their parents, and the church body you serve.  From time to time, I love to create some Instagram graphics that highlight a Scripture, a ...

Great Graduation Gifts for Students

In our main Facebook YouthMin group, one question always pops up repeatedly around this time of year.  The question is “What do you get your graduates as you recognize them?”  There is always a lot of ...

Essential Time Management

About a month ago I read an article by Carey Nieuwhof to his “younger self” in ministry about how to live and lead better.  As a young leader myself, I ate up the article and have read it weekly. One ...

It’s Friday… But Sunday’s Coming

I’ve always loved this sermon clip, especially on Good Friday. If you’ve never seen it, check it out, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Then share it with your friends and family today.    

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 ...

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. ...