YouthMin - Resource for Youth Ministry
Why I write my own Youth Ministry Curriculum

We’ve been going through a bit of transition with YouthMin.org the last two months as some of the most active contributors have moved to new ministries, had babies, etc. etc. But we’ve also been going ...

Changing the Standard of Youth Ministry

One of the things that drives the site managers and contributors at YouthMin.Org is the idea that the standard of ministry that many youth workers hold to needs to change.  And we know we are not alone: There are ...

Five Things To Think About When You Preach a Terrible Message

We have all been there. You walk off the platform and you just want to get under a rock and pray that everyone will just forget about what you said. You feel embarrassed, stressed, and you hope your Senior Pastor ...

My least favorite phrase in Youth Ministry

“I just teach the students what I am learning in my quiet times.” That statement really bothers me, for a number of reasons. I don’t think any Youth Pastor would argue that reading your Bible for ...

The Gospel and Youth Ministry | Part 4

Here’s a rundown of where we’ve been so far! Part 1 – The Gap In My Ministry.  This post looks at how our students respond to questions and how this exposes their grasp (or lack thereof) of the ...

Guest Post: Youth Ministry Message Delivery

Anyone who has spoken in front of a group of adolescents knows how daunting the task can be, even if you have a passion and heart for working with teens. Since they are literally between childhood and adulthood, ...

Guest Post: The Power of a Story

A few weeks ago, a volunteer and I were having coffee with a student who had recently started coming to the High School ministry I lead over… I knew there was something different about this girl before we ...

How Not To Plagiarize

I listen to podcast sermons, like probably many of you do. My unashamedly favorite guy to listen to is Matt Chandler. If you know who he is, you know that his great expository preaching, combined with his humor, is ...

What is the Gospel? Preaching in Youth Ministry

  Last year I did an activity with my youth where I asked each of them to write on an index card the Gospel. I simply said, “What would you say to a person if they asked you to explain to them the Gospel?” ...

Youth Ministry Preaching – Crafting the perfect Sermon for Youth Group

2,000 years ago in the first century church, I don’t think the speakers/preachers had the same obstacles that we as speakers face today in Youth Ministry. Not to say they didn’t have their challenges, like ...