Underneath all the stuff, there are some basic fundamentals that all youth ministries must have. We get busy and focused on what we think we need to succeed and forget the basics. How are you doing with these musts of youth ministry? What are you missing and what would you add?
There are many stages in life when we would really like to be able to look ahead and know the twists and turns life will take. Adults start asking “What do you want to be?” or “What do you plan to do with your life?” For those active in the church whether in youth groups or more, God would seem to be the best place to find the answers. This is true… up to a point.
We need to do more than finding a warm body to fill a position. Scot Hoeksema shares wisdom on different leadership types and how they work together to achieve a purpose.
Are you looking for ideas to help your students really understand the message of Lent? Scott Meier has you covered!
Modesty is a topic that every youth leader dreads talking about…it can be awkward and uncomfortable. Especially if you are a dude. Since part of our roles as youth leaders is to help students and parents create healthy boundaries so that we bring glory to God this is not a subject we can (or should) avoid. So let’s talk about it.
What's the best way to honor your high school seniors? Andrew Chappell has some suggestions.
Are you concerned about your youth's technology usage, but unsure of how to navigate all the different apps? Scott Meier gives us a crash course on some of the more popular and insidious social media apps teens use and points to a few more that may warrant a closer look.
I used to have a subscription to Netflix. When I cancelled my subscription, then the emails from Netflix to their lost sheep began. If one of our students begins to fade away, I believe Jesus is calling us to pursue that student with extraordinary love, the same way Jesus pursues us.
We are pleased to present the cream of the crop from 2015! Catch all the best, most clicked, and most loved posts from the year, including top games, lessons, and advice. Don't miss the "can't miss" posts!
Is your student ministry focused on being attractional or transformational? Do you want to go wide and get a lot of kids? Or do you want to go deep and really teach and shape the students you have? Do we do silly events or evangelism? Water balloon fights or witnessing?