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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 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!

Looking for the next game to wow your youth group? Get them engaged with Ryan Pendergraph's suggestion: a plastic wrap prize ball!

Listen as the collective talks about how to deal with a parent complaining to the senior pastor.

Looking for a unique way to introduce your confirmands to their church family? Ryan Pendergraph shares some basic guidelines and ideas to help you get started.

Are you looking for ideas to help your students really understand the message of Lent? Scott Meier has you covered!

Youth Ministry is a calling. Listen as the collective talks about why they love what they do.

Listen as the collective talks about the various ways their churches deal with Spring Break.

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.