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...
Getting Middle Schoolers to Pay Attention

Getting Middle Schoolers to Pay Attention

There is a level of frustration, irritation, and anger some people will never know unless they are a youth worker. Getting students to settle down, stop talking, and listen can be some of the most difficult tasks you will do in youth ministry. It can seem impossible...
7 Things I Have Learned in 7 Days After Being Let Go

7 Things I Have Learned in 7 Days After Being Let Go

In the first 7 days (give or take) after I was let go, I paid attention and have learned a few things.  This is not everything I have learned, there will be much more.  But for now, here are 7.  1. Identity I am a follower of Jesus that does youth ministry.  I need to...
Notes To My Younger Self

Notes To My Younger Self

I unlocked my office door and dropped my church keys on my desk. Starting my first youth ministry job had my head spinning with questions: What do I need to know starting out? How can I best minister to the youth in my care? Where do I learn to handle all the...
MSM Measuring Sticks

MSM Measuring Sticks

If you teach a Sunday school class of 2nd graders, you get lots of feedback.  They’re either engaged or they aren’t. They are happy to be there or they aren’t.  They easily show affection. If you volunteer in the parking lot ministry of your church, the cars either...
Three Things Shark Tank Has Taught Me About Youth Ministry

Three Things Shark Tank Has Taught Me About Youth Ministry

One of the shows that I watch religiously is Shark Tank. If you’ve missed ABC’s hit the past ten seasons. here’s the premise in a nutshell: entrepreneurs present to five investors in an attempt to get them to buy a percentage of their company. These companies hope...

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