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

Older Students Will Lead or Leave

It seems that once a student gets a drivers license, their days in youth group become numbered.  It’s hard to compete with school, part-time jobs, and social lives of a mobile upperclassman. I recently heard it succinctly put this way, … 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

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

Make the most of Summer Student Ministry!

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For many student ministries, the summer is a crazy, schedule filled season of trips, camps and missions.   Planning now will help maximize the energy, the attendance, the momentum, the memories, and the connections as you enter the fall.  But planning … Continued

A Youth Worker’s #2 Priority!

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By having a “youth pastor” a local church is indicating two things: 1) they are allocating resources to keep ministry to the students and families organized and moving and 2) they are asking that leader to help equip the congregation for … Continued

The 2011 Well Wrap Up

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The Well, a seminar for youth workers, has been happening each year since 2005.  It’s one of my favorite ways to help encourage and equip youth ministry leaders to effectively help the church reach the next generation.   My vision … Continued