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 ...

Social Media and Youth Ministry

If you haven’t heard, the Youth Ministry Roundtable is back, and we think it’s better than ever. One thing that makes it better? We also brought back the Youthmin Tweetchat! We hadn’t done a tweet ...

Heather's going to #SYMC!

I am going to the Simply Youth Ministry Conference.  Tomorrow.  I just found out today.  Like two seconds ago. I really wanted to go, and for a while things seemed to be falling in place.  But then I had a few ...

Straight Talk: Your first year in Youth Ministry

Straight Talk is a series designed to highlight some of the most crucial elements of youth ministry that are rarely discussed. While some may not agree with me, I hope that each of you are open to learning about ...

The Forgotten Essentials of Youth Ministry: Critical practices for smart, sustainable Youth Ministry

What is the big event this year that will grow your ministry? What curriculum will you teach that will have an eternal impact on your students? What message will you preach that will result in the masses committing ...

Getting back in the swing of things in the office

I took New Years Day off, and though I worked last week, getting back into work mode this morning has been rough for a number of reasons. As Youth Pastors, we have a lot to get done for this upcoming semester of ...

Leading Change without losing it by Carey Nieuwhof | Book Review

Carey Nieuwhof is writing a Trilogy of books on Change for Church Leaders, and recently I got to read the first one, Leading Change Without Losing It . If you’re involved in Youth Ministry in any way, I think ...

Youth Group Game: Balloon Russian Roulette

We love games in Youth Ministry, and we always love finding new ones. Recently, we added a way for our awesome Youth Ministry Community to submit ideas, games and resources to the site, and Katy Johnston did just ...

Starting out at a New Youth Ministry | Youth Ministry Round Table #7

Yesterday, a group of the Youthmin.org contributors got online to discuss the Do’s and Dont’s of starting out at a new Ministry. You can watch our conversation in the below video.   Here are a few ...