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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


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.

What's the best way to honor your high school seniors? Andrew Chappell has some suggestions.

Looking for some new games to help your students get their restless energy out? Chasity Opphile shares four new games.

Looking for a small group lesson to help your students see the diversity and usefulness of their spiritual gifts? Caroline Hare shares a simple, necessary lesson.

Need a fresh new game to keep the wiggles out of your youth group? Adam Jones shares an idea: Karate Piñata!

Looking for a lesson that will teach your students the value of diversity and the role each of us play in God's masterpiece? Caroline Hare shares a small group lesson based on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.

Need a fresh new game to get the wiggles out of your students during youth group time? Caroline Hare shares a can't-miss game called Grog.

Do you wish you could engage your students in Scripture and faith a little more deeply? Andrew Chappell shares why a little heresy can get that conversation started!