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Avoiding the Holy Huddle – Challenging Students Beyond the Church Walls

I think one of the most important lessons we can teach our students is that the Kingdom of God is larger than the four walls of our church building.  When students graduate from our ministry, I hope that they find ...

Guest Post: Why we chose to only do Youth Group on Sunday Mornings

About 6 years ago we made the decision to cancel our Wednesday night youth group for middle school students and move everything we did to Sunday mornings. For more info about what our Sunday morning program looks ...

Getting inside the mind of a Middle School student

One of the keys to being an effective leader for junior high students is the willingness to journey back to your own junior high experiences. Some of them are exciting and some of them, like some of mine, are ...

Youth Ministry Group Game – Shark Attack

This game actually started out as a bit of a joke as a few of my Middle School Leaders and I were brainstorming games. We thought about how you could make almost any game 50x better in, middle school ministry, by ...

Youth Group Game: Who's the Hero?

Here’s a fun Youth Group game we played this past weekend with our middle schoolers that only needs a life saver and some string. Have your group get into a circle (or more, depending on how large your group ...

Why Your Students Shouldn't Have Their Cell Phones During Youth Group

Jeremy and I decided to write articles today about the two options Youth Groups face when it comes to cell phones at church.  I loved writing my article after his so that I could read what he said and formulate my ...

Are you coming to Orange Conference 2013? You could WIN

I’ve loved the tradition of making my way to Atlanta every April for the gathering of Student Pastors, Children Pastors, and Sr. Pastors that occurs at the Orange Conference. The number one thing I’ve ...

Instagram themed Youth Ministry Game Night

We know many Youth Pastors love themed Youth Group nights, and we do too. In our Middle School Ministry, we are having one tonight, and our theme is Instagram, and it’s all games. I’m really excited ...

Youth Group Game: Scattergram

Another instagram game we came up with for our Instagram themed game night of Middle School Ministry. We’ll be using the killer new product from the great folks over at Stuff You Can Use, Instafeed Live. How ...

Youth Ministry Game: Insta-scramble

We’re doing an instagram themed game night tonight with our Middle School ministry, and so I wanted to come up with several games that could be integrated with my personal favorite social network. This first ...