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

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

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