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Have you recently graduated? Are you facing the transition of moving away from home and beginning a life of your own? Andrew Dragos offers some solid tips for new graduates on how to make that transition successfully.

There is a high turnover rate in youth ministry, which means at the very least we need a better exit strategy for youth ministry. Izzie Zimmerman shares wisdom on how to enter and exit a ministry position well, as well as how to leave helpful information and organization for the next person coming in.

All of the noise in our lives has a kryptonite—it's called silence. In today's article, Guy Chmiesleski reflects on all of the daily elements that shout at us and distract us from our relationship with Christ, and then offers a spiritual discipline that might help remedy the situation.

Most parents make the assumption that when their child attends their church’s youth program they are going to be surrounded by godly people, be equipped as a disciple of Christ, and be in a Christ centered environment. In today's article, Jake Andrews shares 4 things that must be in place to ensure that happens.

Far from being the less gospel-centered ministry in the local church, Jeremy Steele argues that youth ministry is usually the exemplary model of incarnation and contextualization. Read today's post as a response to last week's article, "Why Youth Ministry is a Misnomer."

In this episode of The Threshing Floor podcast, the guys host Jeremy Steele, author of Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth Ministry. The show is also giving away 2 copies of his book, so be sure to join the conversation and share your youth ministry stories for a chance to win!

In the attempt to become relevant to teenagers, many youth ministries have lost the sense of sacredness that properly belongs in all churches. In this article, Jeremy Spainhour reminds us that youth ministry is not about providing entertainment and snacks, rather, youth ministry must reclaim its gospel-centeredness.

Showing us where to take our ministry is not the role of mega-church pastor or a publishing company; it is the role of our theology. What we believe about God is absolutely central to how we do ministry. Jeremy Steele shares his experience as a youth pastor with the Wesleyan perspective.

I want to transform fundraising into something that feels more like ministry and less like selling used cars. I know it enables students to be part of life-changing minsitry, but with the time and effort that most youth ministers put into fundriasing, there has to be a way to make it more than earning money to go on a trip.

Our new Youth Ministry Collective has been going strong for over a month now. Watch Jeremy Steele describe the vision behind the collective and extend the invitation for you to join! You'll also find a link to his new book, Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth Ministry.

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