Justin Herman

The 2 Questions I Ask Every Volunteer Leader

October 21, 2013     Justin Herman    

There are countless things that I love about youth ministry; one of those things is the explosion of job descriptions for volunteers in the ministry. These job descriptions list qualifications and expectations, which are all good and needed things; but to be honest, it freaked some people out in my ministry.  I am not saying that my volunteers did not like to hear about what qualified them or what we expected from…    read more 

Jr. High is NOT a Stepping Stone

October 15, 2013     Justin Herman    

This will be offensive to some, but I am okay with that. When I was in college, I met with a guy that openly said, “ I don’t even like Junior High Students, this is a stepping stone for me.”  The goal of the meeting was for him to pour into future pastors and leaders in the church.  He was the Junior High Pastor there and he is very dangerous. Some of you…    read more 

Getting inside the mind of a Middle School student

July 29, 2013     Justin Herman    

One of the keys to being an effective leader for junior high students is the willingness to journey back to your own junior high experiences. Some of them are exciting and some of them, like some of mine, are painful. Our current students are really not that far off from where we were growing up. It’s natural that the older we get, the less we remember about our youth; but it’s important…    read more