A mentor of mine, who served for many years as a Senior Pastor, once gave me some advice on longevity in ministry. “I treat...
We have all felt so much turmoil this week, and much of it is due to the American presidential election. Should you broach the subject with your youth? Pierce Drake shares some thoughts.
Every month or two there is another hot-button issue developing in the world. Students will be very disappointed if you never address the issue at all, but addressing these off the cuff can be disastrous in many ways, including students’ future spiritual well-being and your own job security. So what do you do?
In the old Frankenstein movies, even after the creature was completely assembled by Dr. Frankenstein it needed a jolt of energy from a lightning bolt captured from the storm raging outside. Here are three of my top lightning bolts that every youth ministry should be passing on to our students.
You keep hearing about this thing called confirmation, but you have no idea what it is or why you should care. Philip Tallon gives us the rundown.
Every salesman will tell you that getting turned down is a fact of life. It is the same with volunteer recruitment. However, you don’t have to give up immediately. Over the years, I have developed these responses to the most common volunteer objections.
Be careful, little eyes, what you see! If your child uses electronic devices, you can be certain they will be able to access things they should not be seeing. Chris McKenna has sound advice for keeping your children and youth safe from internet pornography.
Would you like to learn the hard way what not to do during a church bus crisis with a large group of teenagers? Andrew Chappell shares wisdom on what not to do when the church bus breaks down.
Modesty is a topic that every youth leader dreads talking about…it can be awkward and uncomfortable. Especially if you are a dude. Since part of our roles as youth leaders is to help students and parents create healthy boundaries so that we bring glory to God this is not a subject we can (or should) avoid. So let’s talk about it.
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.