What would happen to your Youth Ministry if you left?

Yesterday, one of our contributors, Frank Gil, posted¬†this He’s not alone, and I know many Youth Pastors are planning beyond their Fall Calendars and are thinking about the entire ministry year that lays ...

Evaluating: Why It’s Crucial For Youth Ministry

How’s your ministry going? Good? or maybe not so good? Why? What’s going well? What are you doing right, and what is God doing that’s really bringing great things into your ministry? What’s ...

Making A Simple Logo

There are several things that you want to consider when making a logo for your ministry. 3 Simple tips: 1. You want your logo to actually brand your ministry and tell what you are about in some way. When someone ...

Turning ideas into plans #leadingup

Last week, I was having a conversation with a fellow Youth Pastor and he said something that made me laugh and cringe at the same time. It’s an experience that every Youth Pastor has faced at some point, but ...

Youth Ministry and short-sightedness

I was shaped and molded into the Pastor I am today at Liberty University, maybe you we’re, too. Liberty gets put under a lot of scrutiny for many different things, but if you ask most of the students, at least ...

Fun days are essential to your Youth Group mission trip

Are you going on a mission trip this summer? Don’t forget to plan the fun day! A lot of people think that if you go on a mission trip, you are forbidden to have fun. Fun can only come in the shape of laughing ...

Planning a Mission Trip: Making the Most of Every Opportunity

While most of the heavy lifting in planning a mission trip comes in the “pre-trip” planning stages (picking a location, setting the budget, picking the team, and nailing down the details), the importance ...

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 Perfect Location

As I write this post, I am returning home from my 11th High School Spring Break Mission Trip as the Youth Minister at Hazelwood Christian Church.  Every year, we take 40-60 high school students on a week-long trip ...

Investing in Youth Ministry Volunteers during Fall Kick off

It’s a busy season for us in Boston. Our Youth Ministry is still a few weeks away from launching for the fall, and we are in the midst of heavy planning of sermons for now through may, small group curriculum ...