Inviting You To Be Glad

The Bible is constantly inviting us not to be gloomy. Here are a few verses as examples: This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Pslam 118:24 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. … Continued

9 Ways To Learn Like A Hummingbird

There is a big difference between the way a hummingbird nourishes itself versus the way a lion nourishes itself.  We should try to be like the hummingbird. A lion typically hunts it’s prey at night. It will kill a large … Continued

Invest In Student Ministry

The church must invest in student ministry. It can’t be an afterthought. There must be some concrete ways the church is helping to invite in, raise up, share Jesus and incorporate students into the life of their congregation. Here are … Continued

The Best Kept Secret in Youth Ministry

I once heard something during The Well For Youth Workers that has always stuck with me. The presenter said, “The Best Kept Secret in Youth Ministry is Follow Up.”   The power of that thought has stuck with me over … Continued

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