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Youth Pastors and Self Promotion

How many times have I unfollowed someone on Twitter because they link to their blog every hour? How many times have I rolled my eyes in a Facebook group for youth pastors because I ask a question, and instead of ...

Recognizing Seniors in Student Ministry and the Church

I just started at my current church in the beginning of April, so the seniors here haven’t “grown up” under my ministry. Unfortunately, these seniors hadn’t had a youth pastor for most of ...

Open Letter to Volunteers

Dear Volunteer, If you are reading this, it does not mean that you are in trouble; nor does it mean the youth pastor who sent you this to you is upset with you. This is a list of things on their heart that they may ...

Summertime Blues

Summer is right around the corner, and it is approaching quickly! I love being a part of camps, mission trips, and random outings that can only take place during the summer break. The preparation that is put into ...

5 Reasons Your Ministry Needs Women Leaders

Your youth ministry needs women leaders.  Before we start arguing the theology of women in ministry, I want you to hear me out:  The purpose of this post is not to advocate for ordained women, or women pastors, or ...

On Our Knees

One of my old volunteers was in town for a doctors appointment.  He’s one of my favorite people on the planet, and always a huge encouragement.  A few months down the road, he will take his entire family ...

Part-Time Youth Pastor, Full-Time Hero: How To Stay Spiritually Healthy When There's No Food Around

As a minister, one of our main priorities is to stay spiritually healthy. For a youth pastor, we get an extra benefit in this department because we get the ability to participate in our morning worship. We ...

Part-Time Youth Pastor, Full-Time Hero: The Dirty Truth No One Will Tell You

When I was a bi-vocational youth pastor, growth was a huge issue. There would be times I would have students show up but never stay. My students could get some of their friends that didn’t go to church to go ...

Partnering with Schools: Why Coaching is Awesome!

In June of 2001, my wife and I moved into an apartment in Plainfield, Indiana, eager and ready to begin our ministry at Hazelwood Christian Church. By August, just two months later, I was on a tennis court with the ...

Part-Time Youth Pastor, Full-Time Hero

Being a youth ministry blogger is fun. I love writing posts that help other youth pastors grow in their ministries. Furthermore, being a part of the Youtmmin.org team has opened up many opportunities to network with ...