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Celebrate EVERY victory in Youth Ministry

Facebook and Instagram in my life are basically just for following other Youth Pastors and ministries. Helping to run the YouthMin.org Facebook community and being involved in several other groups, I see hardly any updates on my newsfeed that aren’t coming from a youth worker. I say that because that means that most Sundays and…

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Win the new Circle

It’s funny trying to write a title for this post. Winning a circle might not sound like anything to be excited about, because what are we talking about? A hula-hoop? A hand drawn circle in a shadow box? No, we’re talking about the all new Circle, a product partnered with Disney that is going to…

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The Inner Battle: Balancing Family and Ministry

“Daddy!” My 5-year old boy Matthew came running, arms wide open, plowing into my legs at Mach 3 to welcome me home for the evening. He had experienced his first day of kindergarten, and was eager to tell me about all the amazing things he had done and new friends he had made. Sounds like…

Intern 101: After the Internship

My first two posts in this series highlighted the importance of hiring the right person for your internship and making the most of the internship experience while the intern is with you.  This last post in the series deals with the most overlooked portion of the internship experience, namely how to encourage and mentor your…

Relational Ministry after Easter

At this point, you are probably pushing into your second meeting on how your church will be running this Easter.  As a youth worker, you might have a bigger stake in the Sunday service and many churches I know treat that Sunday as a family or big church service. Let’s be honest, this might be…

Four Reasons You Should Have A Youth Ministry Website

Yesterday, I wrote about why you shouldn’t have a youth ministry website. It sounds a bit hypocritical of me, because I have my own youth ministry website and I create youth websites for other youth pastors. So here are some reasons why you should get a youth ministry website. 1. Because they are awesome One…

How Do You Have Time To Post On Social Media?

If you look at my church’s social media feed on our ministry’s Facebook and Twitter account, you might wonder how I have the time to post social media while still doing ministry at the same time. It takes time to come up with ideas, construct the post, schedule it out, reply to comments, see what…