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 ...

Youth Ministry RoundTable #15 | Having Fun in Youth Ministry

We’ve gotten back into having a weekly RoundTable and today we had a great conversation about the role of Fun in Youth Ministry. In case you missed it Live, or if you just want to watch it again, you can view ...

How Not To Plagiarize

I listen to podcast sermons, like probably many of you do. My unashamedly favorite guy to listen to is Matt Chandler. If you know who he is, you know that his great expository preaching, combined with his humor, is ...

Homosexuality, Christianity, and Student Ministry

Disclaimer: Before we can begin talking about this I have to put my cards on the table with where I stand and what I believe the scriptures tell us on this topic. If you fundamentally disagree with what the next ...

Calvinism and Student Ministry

[To see the companion post that goes with this article and presents a different viewpoint, visit: Arminianism and Student Ministry ] UGH! I know, right! Calvinism?! Don’t bring that up on a youth ministry ...

8 Assumptions Youth Pastors make that are holding Youth Ministry back

We all do it. Sometimes we do it without thinking about it. We have to be careful because our assumptions can and will shape the way we do ministry and interact with others. We have to be mindful that our ...

What is the Gospel? Preaching in Youth Ministry

  Last year I did an activity with my youth where I asked each of them to write on an index card the Gospel. I simply said, “What would you say to a person if they asked you to explain to them the Gospel?” ...

Free Youth Ministry Resource: Fall Kick-off Prayer Cards

Praying together as a Youth Group or a church for a common goal is one of the greatest things a Youth Ministry can do. So to help you kick off the Fall in a spirit of prayer, today we are sharing with you a Free ...