Youth Pastor's and Tithing

My wife and I are going through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University with our church right now, and I’ve been diving into it head first. Never in my life did I think that it was possible for a Youth Pastor, on a Youth Pastor’s Salary, to actually be able to get off of living from…

Staying Healthy at Youth Camp

 The past 5 months for me have been a journey to eating healthy and being healthier as a whole! I was at an all-time high in weight, weighing in at 260 lbs. I have made some little changes in my diet and exercise routine and wanted to share with you some practical ways of eating…

5 Reasons Your Ministry Needs Women Leaders

Your youth ministry needs women leaders.  Before we start arguing the theology of women in ministry, I want you to hear me out:  The purpose of this post is not to advocate for ordained women, or women pastors, or to argue the Pauline view of women. The purpose of this post is to convince you…

Review of #SYMC

The Simply Youth Ministry Conference was fantastic. I know I said that I would blog every second of it, but I was completely naive of the mixture of exhaustion and rejuvenation I would be experiencing. There were so many things that rocked my world this weekend, and I’m excited to share them with you. “Pros”…

Youth Pastor Networks that work

I can remember driving 2 and a half hours to get to a meeting of Southern Baptist Youth Pastors in my state because I was told it would be a better idea than meeting with the Youth Pastors of various denominations that were more local. I went for it, because my experience with the local…

How To Find Great Youth Ministry Blogs

In April, several of the YouthMin.org contributors shared their favorite blogs. These posts came out of the numerous conversations that we had and the discouragement that many of us could not connect with other youth ministry bloggers. It always seems like there is a hit or miss fashion. None of us have youth ministry down…

Why do Youth Pastors Cheat?

Why do youth pastors cheat on their groups? Why do we sacrifice our youth ministry? I’ve been there, I’m sure you have too. Every once in a while, youth pastors (I would argue pastors in general) feel the need to check out the playing field. We do this all sorts of ways from checking out…