What Chick-Fil-A Taught Me About Youth Ministry

A few days ago, I loaded up my three crazy boys and headed to lunch at Chick-Fil-A. I don’t know about you, but I could probably eat this delectable delight every single day and not get tired of it. I can ...

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 ...

Planning a Mission Trip: Devil's in the Details

Let’s face it, youth ministers aren’t always known as the best planners. Sometimes, we do a great job of casting the overall vision of our ministry while neglecting the smaller details. A mission trip is ...

Planning a Mission Trip: Picking the Team

Once you have the location picked out and the budget set, the next step is to get the team you want in place. This can be a crucial part of the mission trip planning process. These will be the people that your ...

Planning a Mission Trip: Setting the Budget

After you have picked the perfect location for your mission trip, the next thing you need to do is to figure out the financial part.  Setting the budget can be one of the most important steps in this process, ...

The Prosperity Gospel and Youth Ministry

If you’ve been around Christianity for any amount of time, you have no doubt been exposed to the Prosperity Gospel.  This “health and wealth” version of the Word of God started as a movement ...

Make the Most of Every Opportunity

Ephesians 5:16 is one of my favorite life verses, as it reminds us to “make the most of every opportunity.”  What a great reminder to always be vigilant with our time and our efforts for the Kingdom. ...

The Myth That Can Kill Your Ministry

There is an epidemic in Youth Ministry that needs to be addressed.  A myth exists that is misleading and undermining potential Youth Leaders in our churches and Bible colleges.  I’ve witnessed it firsthand ...

Arminianism and Youth Ministry

[To see the companion post that goes with this article and presents a different viewpoint, visit: Calvinism and Student Ministry] My fellow YouthMin.org contributor Frank Gil hit the nail on the head when he wrote, ...