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

How can you get real, in-depth discussion going during your small group lesson? Jeremy Steele shares how you can get your youth to take a bite out of the text.

Join us as we continue our conversation about small groups and talk about the struggles that can come with small groups.

Looking for free small group lessons for youth? Caroline Hare offers the next free lesson in the Joshua series.

Do you struggle with discussion time during your small group lessons? Jeremy Steele shares what a "parrot question" is and how to facilitate better discussion.

This week we're talking about organizing small groups.

Caroline Hare continues with week two of her free study on Joshua.

Where in the world are we going to put all these kids?! Ryan Pendergraph shares some space ideas for your youth group.

We sat down with some long time youth ministers to discuss how they have made it the long haul and how they avoid burnout.

College students are in a unique phase in life lends itself to significant spiritual formation. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary from Chris Bean as he explains three tips for walking alongside students as disciples of Jesus.

Caroline Hare shares a free small group lesson on Joshua.

What are the things that make for a truly transformative retreat? Ryan Pendergraph shares some good practices to make your next retreat more meaningful for your students.

Listen as Jeremy Steele sits down with Phil Tallon to talk about Confirmation.

Do you understand the deep magic? Hank Hilliard continues his small group lessons based on the Chronicles of Narnia.