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

Quick Game Leading Tips

Yesterday’s post gave some reasons why games can be important for youth ministry.  In this post, I want to share a few quick youth ministry game leading pointers: 1)  Don’t call a game a game.  Just begin. Know the game well and … Continued

11 Ways to Maximize Summer Events When You Get Home

1. Give students an opportunity to talk about their experience.  If you are at the event with them, you can debrief each night or during the last evening.  If you aren’t there with them, find a time to follow up … Continued

8 Principles for Life Changing Youth Ministry – Right Where You Are

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I am a fan of youth ministry leaders.  There is so much that a youth pastor does – volunteer or paid – to help shape the lives of students and families in their churches. At times we might wish we … Continued

Habits of Effective Student Ministry Leaders

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Here are a few things that student ministry leaders need to make part of their lives in order to have thriving and healthy ministries: Prayer (March 11:24, Jeremiah 33:3) – Prayer is our lifeline.  We need to pray to sense God’s … Continued