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Having Fun in Youth Ministry (Guest Post from Jason Walters)

October 13, 2015    
Keith Parker    
Having Fun Student Ministry

Thankful to Jason Walters for this guest post.  If you’re interested in writing a guest post for YouthMin.org, contact us at kparker170@gmail.com. “One of the most effective ways to stay connected to your kids is to have fun with them.” – Reggie Joiner It seems like a debate as old as time.  “How much fun are we allowed to have in student ministry before we lose the importance of why we are…    read more 

Creative Summer Discipleship Ideas by Tyson Herald

June 3, 2015    
Tyson Herald    
youth ministry summer discipleship

I have a love/hate relationship with summer. I love the warmth, students being out school, vacations, summer trips, camps and numerous ​opportunities to be with students I love more than usual. I hate the fact that it’s so short and goes by so fast. After years in ministry though I’m thoroughly convinced of one thing about the summer​: The work you put into building relationships during the summer earns you the right…    read more 

Youth Ministry is not the same as Youth Group

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Almost 6 months ago, I got to inherit a great group of students by taking a new role. Our Youth Group has plenty of students that come every week, is filled with students passionate about growing in their relationship with God, and contains a large portion of students whose parents don’t go to church, meaning there is plenty of potential. But this group of students is just one of a few groups…    read more 

Songs to play before Youth Group

March 9, 2015    
Ben Read    

One of the most frequent questions we get in the YouthMin Facebook community has to do with music to play before and after Youth Group services. Here are 10 songs by Christian artists we are playing before and after our services that your group would love, too. We chose these songs because they cover a variety of musical tastes and help introduce your students to great new bands to add to their repertoire….    read more 

Poll Question 1: How large is your youth group?

March 19, 2014    
Keith Parker    

As one of the contributors to YouthMin.org, I know that the heartbeat of this ministry is to encourage, challenge, and equip Youth Ministers and leaders to do more effective ministry.  We believe that Youth Ministry is the “front line” of the battle, and we value you and your ministry.  We want to make sure that we are providing meaningful, helpful, and insightful articles and resources to speak into your ministry in your…    read more 

Youth Ministry Game – Schism

March 12, 2014    
Frank Gil    

Schism is a great Youth Ministry game for groups of at least 8. What is awesome about it is that even the students who prefer to just sit to the side and not participate in active games can have fun with this game, because its not as much about athletic ability as it is about team work. Schism is typically played on a volleyball court with a normal volleyball net and boundaries,…    read more 

Is Youth Ministry Killing the Church?

November 12, 2013    
Keith Parker    

It seems about this time every year, I begin to see a lot of blog posts about how Youth Ministry is killing the church, how Youth Ministry is fundamentally flawed, and how students are leaving the church in record numbers.  Youth Ministry is always the scapegoat in this conversation, the sacrificial lamb to blame for all of the woes plaguing the church. I will be frank and tell you that this trend…    read more 

Career vs. Calling: Making It Clear

October 4, 2013    
Josh Sutton    

We just wrapped up our Roundtable Tuesday and had a great discussion on Youth Ministry and the differences between Career and Calling. I wanted to follow up and write a little more about what I believe. Calling I truly believe that all Christ-followers are called into ministry. When you follow Christ he calls you to minister to the people around you, starting with your family, your work, your school, your city, your state,…    read more 

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