Following Well and Why It Matters

Following Well and Why It Matters

I spent about 6 years as a volunteer in youth ministry before I became a Youth Pastor. During that time, I found myself waiting, not so patiently, for my opportunity to lead. I began to feel a growing call to ministry, specifically youth ministry, and I wanted to lead...
Tips on Planning Your Mission Trip

Tips on Planning Your Mission Trip

Every year, students travel far and near to participate in youth mission trips with their local church or as a part of a missions organization. If you are a part of a church with a tradition of missions and specific relationships with pastors or missionaries at a...
Pro Tips for Building a Bridge with Parents

Pro Tips for Building a Bridge with Parents

When working with students in a Youth Ministry context, there are so many moving parts that it’s often hard to keep an eye on everything. Youth leaders run services, come up with games, preach, pull off events, and eat more pizza than a human being should. In tandem...
Breaking Down Barriers to the Bible

Breaking Down Barriers to the Bible

Do you remember the first time the Bible “came alive” for you? I do. I was fourteen years old on a mission trip with YWAM in Mexico. It was a three week trip, and the first half was focused on discipleship and training. They gave us an hour every day to...
3 Tips for Creating a Plan for Your Youth Group

3 Tips for Creating a Plan for Your Youth Group

Are you much of a planner? Sometimes the thought of trying to plan a year for youth ministry is overwhelming – I’ve tried to distill what we do annually into a three step process. This hopefully helps! The first step… Why do you want or need a plan? Is it...