Questions Youth Pastors Can Ask Students

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You and your team are getting ready for the evening and in walks one of your students 25 minutes early. This is one good reason to be prepared without last minute work to do. But aside from that, how do you … Continued

When Should A Child Begin To Tithe?

I was reading through the book of Exodus and came across a point where it mentioned bringing a piece of silver to the tabernacle. “All who have reached their twentieth birthday must give this sacred offering to the Lord.” (30:14) … Continued

How To Combat Student Busyness with Intentional Leadership

Busyness is an epidemic for students and families. How do you fight this? The single best way is through intentional and effective leadership. Many youth workers complain students are too busy. Since we can’t choose how others use their time, … Continued

Report: The Average Age Of Youth Workers

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What would be your first guess as to the average age of youth workers in local churches? Most of us may imagine a young 20 something who speaks the student’s language with lots of energy.  There are obviously a million … Continued

Mission Trip Ideas

If you are interested in arranging your own short mission trip for the students (or adults) in your church, here are a couple simple, but awesome things we took part in over the summer. Love Packages, Butler, IL  http://www.lovepackages.org/ This … 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

9 Ways To Get Students To Turn In Forms On Time!

It’s the cry of most every youth pastor – “How do I get kids to turn in their registration forms on time?” “Our kids are so bad at getting registered for events!” Here are some thoughts you can try – some … 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

Fall Kick Off Ideas for Student Ministry

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Do something new this fall to get students excited. Connect with a couple other youth groups to create critical mass for an event. Invite families from your church to participate. Hype it up. Teach students to invite friends. Make sure … Continued

Too Old For Student Ministry?

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Whether you are a volunteer, a full time or part time paid staff person, or you got asked to fill in for a month five years ago, you may be asking yourself, am I getting too old for this?   The … Continued

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