Would You Like A Side Of Risk With That

Would You Like A Side Of Risk With That

It seems like I spend a lot of time completing risk assessments. Hours are spent working out hazards and all the possible ways to avoid them or actions to take and people to contact if they do happen. All with the intention of minimizing the risks for the young people...
Local Missions in Middle School

Local Missions in Middle School

What if your best ideas and trips with your middle school students revolved around short term local missions – where you and your students and even families all went and served in your city? What would happen if the middle school students in your church were...
3 Ideas for Keeping Your Ministry Rhythm this Winter

3 Ideas for Keeping Your Ministry Rhythm this Winter

We all need more rhythm. I’m not talking about the kind of rhythm that makes us break into our favorite Fortnite dance when we hear the music.  I’m talking about the rhythm of our youth ministry schedules. If you think about it, youth ministry needs...
Get Vulnerable

Get Vulnerable

Several years ago, I was struggling desperately in my personal life. Depression had clouded every aspect of my life, making it difficult to do normal daily tasks, let alone lead a group of students. Growing up, I wasn’t taught how to properly deal with my own...
Making Intentional Changes

Making Intentional Changes

It was two years into my first student ministry position when it became evident, I had a problem. My students–especially my leaders–had negative, critical attitudes toward just about everything the church did. It seemed that any sermon, event, or activity the church...
Squad Goals

Squad Goals

One of the best parts of ministry is working with a team of people we love and care for as part of our family. There is nothing I would not do for those who serve with me and there is no way we can reach a great number of students unless we have a great team. This is...

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