The Only Way To Build Relationships With Students As Your Ministry Grows

As a student ministry leader, it’s not likely you’ll be able to get to know every single student in the group. In fact, even if the group is small enough and you do have lots of extra time, there will … Continued

Seven Simple Summer Ideas For Student Ministry

In many ways, summers can still be carefree for students. Of course, there is some travel and some students are involved in sports, but not every student is gone every day. Summer months provide a great opportunity to build relationships, … Continued

Character Is Personal, But Not Private

Ministry leaders – both young and old – need to keep guard on their character. We must build the kind of parameters to give us high standards and help us live above reproach. Pastors, student ministry pastors and worship leaders … Continued

Low Tech High Touch

Recently at a family gathering, I reflected on the different ways people related to each other. For some of us, I noticed we would make small talk for a minute, then move quickly to sharing info on our phones, showing … Continued

Teens Rebel Against Lack of Relationship

                            Teenagers don’t rebel against authority.  They rebel against a lack of relationship. – Greg C. Gunn  I once heard that one of the primary reasons Wal-Mart … Continued

6 Practical Ideas To Pray For Your Students By Name


  Praying for students by name is powerful. I remember when I was a student at  Asbury Seminary, the school president, Maxie Dunnam, committed to praying for each student by name. I would get a note in the mail telling … Continued

How You Can Increase Contentment By Working With What You’ve Been Given

Succeed with what you have been given. Succeed in the church you are in, with the people you have on your team, with your God given gifts and graces and the structure you’re in. Don’t spend time complaining and comparing. … Continued

Wheels, Work and Women


Only a small four percent of boys who participate in scouting make it to Eagle, the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America. Part of it may be the hard work that is required to acquire the twenty-one merit badges … Continued

Students Will Always Respond To Love


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

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