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What’s the Youth Ministry Collective?

The Youth Ministry Collective is a gathering of people who love Jesus and youth and have been successful enough to know all the best mistakes. We want to be your partner in ministry, wherever you are, by letting you steal the best and worst ideas from our years of experience.

We not only want to help you have a lot of fun with your next icebreaker, we want to help you live into the richness and depth of Wesleyan theology as a youth minister. We want to give you the tools to think theologically about youth ministry and help you dig a deeper well for the long haul.

Who’s it for?

Youth ministers, youth volunteers, youth small group leaders, and anyone who loves and wants to better engage the youth in their lives.

Recent Articles


How in the world can you keep in shape when you work with youth? Scott Meier shares tips that can help you be a healthier youth pastor.

We live in a fast-paced, high-stress world. Andrew Chappell shares a retreat that will help you step away and breathe.

Are your youth ready to put dreary winter behind them? Betsy Marvin can help you get them jazzed for spring with your own version of March Madness!

Do you ever wonder if there might be extra resources to help your youth group members grow? Eddie Erwin shares some sage advice.

Listen as the collective recommends books and resources they have had success with when it comes to mentoring and accountability groups.

Are you looking for an event that will change the lives of your youth? Bill Culpepper suggests an intergenerational mission trip.

Listen as the collective talks about different ways to help students in crisis.

It is time to start thinking about how you want to prep your youth ministry for summer! Caroline Hare has a checklist for making your plans successful.

Listen as the collective shares some of their budgeting tricks to help keep costs down when planning trips and events.

Creativity in prayer can really help your youth get their connection to God going. Chasity Opphile shares a project to combine art with prayer.

Listen as the collective shares some of their most unique summer trip ideas.

Youth have energy and want to squeeze all they can out of life. Michael LeBlanc shares a small group discussion lesson that can teach them how to have that abundant life they crave.

Transitioning from Children's Ministry to Youth can be a big deal for the younger members of a church. Mike Rollins has solid suggestions on how to make that shift a little easier.

Listen as the collective talks about their biggest wins of 2016.