Three Simple Things Going Into A New Year Of Student Ministry

There are three big seasons for student ministry – 1) Fall, 2) January, and 3) Summer. It’s sort of follows a semester mindset, but you can hit restart at any of these times. It’s a good time to get things … Continued

Why Enthusiasm Is Important For Church Leaders

Enthusiasm is both a gift and a choice. Everyone is enthusiastic about something. It’s important for people to experience enthusiastic church leaders –  enthusiastic about Jesus, people, the church and ministry. Enthusiasm could be defined as a displayed feeling of … Continued

Keep It Simple For Your Volunteers

One thing paid ministry staff can do in the new year is to keep things simple for your volunteer teams. Ministry can easily become too complex. We lose the “why” behind our serving. Take this month to get a fresh … Continued

Develop Your Volunteer Team For A New Year

The new calendar year is a great opportunity to energize your student ministry volunteer leaders! Right now is a great time to schedule a meeting early next month and invite your current volunteers as well as any new people you … Continued

Changing Trends In Student Ministry

There are always seasons for ministry and they seem to change faster in student ministry! Here are four general student ministry trends that you may sense need to change in your own church: Less About Content, More About Relationships Good … Continued

Ministry Leaders: Don’t Wait Too Long

We often make the mistake of waiting too long. The moment is gone, the iron has cooled. These missed opportunities have big implications for the church. Of course, there is still a need for caution. There will also be wisdom … Continued

Four Youth Ministry Needs

I know there are a million things to think about in ministry! If you are full a time student ministry worker, a role that is diminishing (according to Barna), you have lots of obligations and details. If you are a … Continued

Ministry Leader: Your Attitude Is Contagious

Pastors, worship leaders, and next-generation ministry leaders build the culture of attitude – positive or negative – in the leaders and the church. Your attitude is contagious. No ministry or leader is perfect and there will be tough seasons and … Continued

How To Gain Leadership Wisdom

There are no shortcuts to wisdom. It takes time. You don’t gain wisdom in leadership just because you set out to be a wise leader, but because your goals are set on helping others. It doesn’t matter what role you … Continued

Five Factors Influencing The Faith Of Young Adults

There’s no silver bullet to ensure students from Christian families will grow into their own faith in Jesus. But I’ve been encouraged by reading a book called It’s Not Too Late: The Essential Part You Play in Shaping Your Teen’s … Continued

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