About Men In Student Ministry Leadership

Maybe it’s because Beth Moore was in town.  But I noticed an uncanny amount of men leading the student ministry groups that attended a recent conference we hosted. A high percentage of the churches that brought students were led by … Continued

10 Ways To Get Motivated

Motivation can be defined as “the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.” I once heard the story of a teenager who lost a contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway. After a fruitless search, he told … Continued

Equip Your Student Ministry Team Leaders This Year

A new season is a great opportunity to pull your leadership team together for equipping, connection and training. I have often found that putting a date on the calendar for mid January is a perfect time for an extended meeting … Continued

Eight Habits of Jesus

Jesus had habits. Good, small habits each day help bring about being the person you want to become. Spend your days well and your life will take care of itself. That’s the power of habit. One book I’ve read that has … Continued

Seven Tips For Student Ministry Volunteers

I recently reread a book by Doug Fields called Help! I’m A Volunteer Youth Worker. Written 25 years ago, this simple book has some great wisdom. Here are seven practical things volunteers in student ministry can do: Affirm Students Students … Continued

Home and Ministry are Friends not Enemies

“Remember, the best thing you can do for your ministry is build a godly family; and the best thing you can do for your family is build a ministry that glorifies God. Home and ministry are friends, not enemies; and … Continued

Leaders Focus On The Future

“The truth is that focusing on the future sets leaders apart.” Kouzes & Posner   Leaders are custodians of the future. They think about what is next. They spend time wondering how the world will look after today or after … Continued

Importance of Coaching

Coaching gives us an outside perspective on our work and leadership. It’s through questions and conversations that many discover how to get things moving forward in their ministry, personal goals or leadership. I have been the recipient of great coaching … Continued

A Sure Call and Hard Work

The soul task of the church is to invite people to meet Jesus and equip those people to invite others. This requires two things from both pastors and congregations: a sure call hard work A sure calling… Do you believe … Continued

Seven Ways Effective Pastors Motivate

Motivation is central to the work of the church. Christians are motivated out of love (1 Cor 16:14), out of thankfulness (Eph. 5:20), out of calling (Matthew 28:19) and from future promises (Heb. 11:24-26). We’re thankful for God’s rich mercy … Continued

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