Students Will Always Respond To Love

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What are students drawn to? I’ve have been in student ministries where some students were drawn to the hype and the size. Large groups of students will draw in some folks just out of curiosity and the sense of being … Continued

Three Stages Of Marriage

Marriage is interesting. I’m fortunate enough to have seen many solid witnesses of faithful marriages my whole life – beginning with my parents, grandparents, and all the way down to aunts and uncles and our church family. I attended a couple … Continued

The Purpose Of Goals

Do you have goals in your ministry? These simple little things, written down and clarified, will help you move forward with your work. Church ministry is often tough because it’s difficult to know when a person is finished. When you … Continued

Pray For Your Students By Name (Six Ideas To Help)

Give it a try for the next month. Maybe pray for your students specifically leading up to Easter or for the weeks leading up to the end of school. Maybe you can pray for those students who will be attending … Continued

Three Ingredients To Keep Students Connected To Your Ministry

It’s one thing to get students to show up to your ministry or event. It’s another to keep them connected for a long haul. And it’s still another for those same kids to remain involved and faithful in the church … Continued

Student Ministries Should Know How To Have Fun

Our church student ministry recently invested a weekend in fun:  On Saturday morning, the middle school group went ice skating in Forrest Park and then went to CiCi’s Pizza Buffet. Then the next day, on Sunday evening, the Sr. High … Continued

Great Quotes From “Follow The Cloud”

Follow The Cloud by John Stickl is a great book to begin the year! I highly recommend this book to you. It’s good for people who serve in ministry to be reminded that our work flows out of our relationship … Continued

The Difference Between Fruit and Results

When service produces fruit, God is glorified (John 15:8). You can get results by following surefire formulas, manipulating people, or turning on your charisma; but fruit comes from life. Results are counted and soon become silent stats, but living fruit … Continued

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

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