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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


Hank Hilliard shares the next lesson in the series of lessons based on "Remember the Titans."

In Wesleyan streams of faith, we hear about prevenient grace all the time. But, what does it mean? Jeremy Steele provides an easy-to-understand explanation of how God gives us light so we can see how to follow Him.

Join Jeremy Steele as he sits down with youth ministers to talk about the importance and implementation of Safe Sanctuaries in your Youth Ministry.

Are you searching for small group lessons for youth? Jeremy Steele offers the next installment of a small group series based on the movie, Remember the Titans.

Jesus often used everyday things people could relate to in order to teach kingdom principles. Jeremy Steele shares what The Amazing Race can teach us about salvation.

Join Jeremy Steele as he sits down one-on-one with Ryan Pendergraph to talk about the role of small groups for students.

How to we break down walls that divide us? Hank Hilliard offers another great small group lesson from Remember the Titans.

Fun does not have to be separate from the spiritual. Ryan Pendergraph shares tips for games that will successfully contribute to your students' spiritual lives.

How in the world are you going to reach all these college students? Jeremy Steele offers tried and true evangelism methods for college ministries.

Looking for a free small group lesson for youth? Hank Hilliard shares a lesson based on the movie, Remember the Titans.

Do you wonder how you could make a dramatic effect on your youth-aged child's spiritual life? Caroline Hare reviews the book, The Blessing, by John Trent & Gary Smalley.

Join Jeremy Steele as he sits down one-on-one with Ryan Pendergraph to talk about transitioning your youth group from being a crowd mentality to a Christ-centered mentality.

Colleges are huge evangelism mission fields. Wade Langer shares three ways you can set the stage for effective evangelism in college ministries.

Need a free small group lesson for your youth group? Caroline Hare continues with Part 4 of her lesson series on Joshua.