YouthMin - Resource for Youth Ministry
Ben Read
part time youth pastor
Quit making Youth Ministry so complicated

Success in Youth Ministry is not determined by how many students show up on a Wednesday night.

Success in Youth Ministry is not determined by how many projectors your Youth Room has (or even if you have a Youth Room).

Success in Youth Ministry is not determined by how many small group leaders you have.

Success in Youth Ministry is not determined by the quality of games you play.

Success in Youth Ministry is not determined by the quality of graphics you use.

Success in Youth Ministry can be found by answering one question:

Are you making Disciples of Jesus Christ that make disciples of Jesus Christ?

Quit making it so complicated and just minister to the students that God has placed in your flock.

Almost two years ago, Ben felt a calling to start a new website for Youth Pastors, and after talking with his Brother about it for a few months, they launched YouthMin.org. Ben Runs and Manages YouthMin.org like it's a full time job, and loves connecting with Youth Pastors via the Facebook Community, but he is still a Full-Time Youth Pastor at Trinity Evangelical Church in North Reading, MA. He and his wife, Sarah, met while attending Liberty University, and have one Son together, commonly known as BEAR.

  • Ryan Collins

    Preach it, dude. Shortest youth ministry article that packs a TON of punch. Now if only this would truly captivate our hearts as Youth Pastors…

  • pastortank

    Yup!

  • Pastor T

    Amen! I wish our church members would have the same mentality. I personally feel more pressure from the congregation to “perform” rather than God’s spirit who tells me to disciple.

  • http://www.hazelwoodchristian.org/hccym Keith Parker

    Great reminder!

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  • Marco Garza

    Amen!

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  • http://dbartosik.com/ David Bartosik

    It feels like your downplaying the value of pursuing success to the goal you named? DId you mean to? hit me back ben!

    • http://Youthmin.org Ben Read

      What do you mean David? Maybe i’m just tired, but im not fully registering the question, haha, sorry.