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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


Need some new ice-breaker games or something fun to fill empty time? Andrew Chappell has you covered!

Need new games? Mike Rollins shares some quick and easy icebreakers.

What fueled David's faith? Pierce Drake shares another free small group lesson about David and Saul.

Do you want to encourage your students to pray and seek justice? Chasity Opphile shares a prayer event about breaking the chains of injustice.

This week, the collective talks about when is the right time to start planning for your fall activities.

Are you looking for a free small group discussion lesson about waiting for God to direct your life? Pierce Drake shares another fantastic discussion lesson on the differences between David and Saul.

Are you looking for ways to get your students comfortable around one another and maybe get rid of fidgets at the same time? Chasity Opphile shares three great low-prep games that make great icebreakers!

What could possibly prepare you for working with teenagers? Listen as the collective talks about what training they recommend to be a youth worker.

Are you looking for a lesson to teach your students about worth and being chosen by God? Pierce Drake shares another free small group lesson on David's rise to the throne.

How can you help your students make a difference? Chasity Opphile shares ways to teach them how to fight human trafficking.

Mistakes happen. Listen as the collective talks about what you can do to make it through the summer and still have a job.

Are you looking for a free discussion lesson for your students? Pierce Drake shares a lesson about David being anointed as king and being faithful where you are.

Need another new game to get the fidgets out of your students? Adam Jones shares a real winner with "Impossible Shot."

Summers are crazy for youth pastors! Listen as the collective talks about the importance of taking time for yourself by planning for Sabbath in the summer.