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What I pray before I speak to students

Every Wednesday Night before the students show up, right after I print out the final draft of my message, I pray this prayer. Maybe not word for word, but this same idea every time.   Lord, Thank You for the ...

Giving Constructive Criticism

Confrontation.  It’s hard, it’s messy, but it’s needed. So how do you give constructive criticism to someone in a way that isn’t rejected? I’m going to present a method to give it in a ...

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 ...

The Key to Good Communication in Youth ministry

I’d like to say that when I was a student in Youth Group, I always relayed pertinent information back to my parents. I mean, I never missed any events and I always knew what was going on… but if ...

Should Youth Groups allow students to use their phones?

This is a topic that seems to get asked about quite a bit by Youth Pastors, especially in our Facebook Group (of nearly 700+). So we decided to have two of our contributors who use technology quite a bit to weigh in ...

Editor's Picks 5.10.13 – Training to Run the Race

Are You Tired of Defining Yourself? by Carson Weitnauer  Youth Ministry and the art of Running the Race by Phil Bell Can you hear me by David Grant The trainer vs. the Developer  by Brandon Anderson Dear Youth ...

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 ...

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 ...

Editor's Picks 4.19.13 – Dr. Piper taught me to focus on more than memes

We asked our team this week to recommend one thing they wanted other Youth Pastors to know about it. Here’s what they gave us: It’s OK to call yourself a Christian by Lillian Daniel Losing Focus on why you ...

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 ...