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 always heard others say about the Orange Conference is “would the conference be of benefit to me if I don’t use…

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 chat in over a year, and we missed the community that brought so much! When we combined the two of…

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 financial things come up, and couldn’t justify $400 for it. But then God did…

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 these topics. If you don’t agree…I’m ok with that! Let’s talk!  Youth Ministry is serious business.…

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 Ministry, and getting started on the right foot is so crucial. So when…

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 that with this game that sounds pretty awesome. Here is what she gave us: Balloon Russian Roulette.…