Making Memories of the Milestones

Making Memories of the Milestones

What do you do to celebrate the milestone moments in your students’ lives? Over the years, I’ve learned that even the smallest moments in a student’s life come with big opportunity to celebrate. What am I talking about? The big birthday markers, 13, 16, 18; these are...
3 Tips to Recruit More Volunteers

3 Tips to Recruit More Volunteers

After 12 years of ministry, I haven’t found a person who said they got into ministry because they love volunteer recruitment and management! Sure, some church leaders possess the skills needed to recruit, train, and retain volunteers, but most leaders struggle to find...
The Most Important Gift You Can Give Your Child or Student

The Most Important Gift You Can Give Your Child or Student

The most important gift you can give this year is to help them notice, appreciate, use, and give the gifts they already have. Here’s how. Noticing and identifying A lot of times, our strengths and greatest gifts are readily available, but until we recognize them, they...
An Immoral Youth Ministry Decision

An Immoral Youth Ministry Decision

I may be on the fringe here (and like all things, I reserve the right to be wrong and have my mind changed) but I think one of the most immoral decisions we can make in youth ministry is to prioritize OURSELVES – the staff, the leaders, the adults – over...

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