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

Three Phases For Emerging Young Adults

I’ve been reading an awesome book called Growing With by Kara Powell and Steven Arue. If you are a parent of a student between the ages of 13 through the 20’s, you have to get this book and read even … Continued

One Great Ingredient To Growing The Faith Of Your Teenager

Faith development in a teenager varies with each student. Thankfully God can move whether things go right in the home and life or not. Parents are going to fail – that’s a given. There’s no way around it. On top … Continued

Three Stages Of Parenting Your Young Adult

When a child is between the ages of 13 and 18, they need a teacher. Between the ages of 18 and 23, the need a coach. And an emerging adult, between the ages of 23-29 need a resource. If a … Continued

Christian College Students Should Attend Worship

There’s a myth out there that kids attending college probably aren’t going to get up and go to church on Sundays. Is it really realistic to think that a student who stayed up late on Saturday night should be a … Continued

C.A.R.E. For The Students In Your Sunday School

I picked up a little book called, “Help I’m A Sunday School Teacher” by Ray Johnston. The author had a great acronym to help remember the basics of reaching and teaching students through Sunday School: C.A.R.E. Content Often content is … Continued

Three Goals For The Faith Of An 18-23 Year Old

If you have kids living in your house, here are a few markers to shoot for as they approach young adulthood. If you have young adults, have conversations about these three goals. In any case, pray for your student! These … Continued