8 Ways to Build a Positive Image of Youth Ministry

I recently asked the question:  What is the image of your youth ministry? In this post, I want to give some ideas toward building a positive image of youth ministry in your church and community. As a reminder, we don’t want to make something seem good – we actually want it to be good! Most of the image of your youth ministry will … Read more

9 Q’s To Assess The Image of Your Youth Ministry

Every ministry or organization has an image. It’s what people think about you.  We don’t just want people to think we’re great and doing well – we want to actually be great and doing well!  In order to create that kind of culture in your organization, people need to believe it.  What is that people think about you?  What is the … Read more

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, “older students in our youth ministries will either lead or leave.”   It’s easy to become … Read more

Habits of Effective Student Ministry Leaders

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 leading in our lives and wisdom as we serve his church. We need to pray … Read more