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The Youth Ministry Island – Part 4

The Youth Ministry Island – Part 4

As a young youth worker, I looked up to the “big guys.” These were the guys who were leading seminars and writing books. They were seen after as leaders, pioneers and trailblazers. We called them “experts” and learned from their wisdom and experience. I would listen...
The Youth Ministry Island – Part 2

The Youth Ministry Island – Part 2

On Monday’s blog post, we started a discussion about how operate as a ministry within the church. The question was, Does the mission, structure, goals, branding, and activities of your youth ministry align with the mission, vision, goals, structure, branding,...
The Youth Ministry Island – Part 1

The Youth Ministry Island – Part 1

A couple years back I read the book, Simple Church, Return to God’s Process for Making Disciples, by Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger. To my surprise, this book helped me realize an unfortunate truth about how I thought of the  church and youth ministry. I know I...
4 Ways to Get Parents Involved in Your Ministry

4 Ways to Get Parents Involved in Your Ministry

4 Ways to Get Parents Involved in Your Ministry Parents can be our biggest ally and advocate, or they can be the catalyst for you moving to another ministry (that’s a nice way of saying, they’ll get you fired). It’s really all about how you approach developing healthy...
Defining Your Culture

Defining Your Culture

Culture – another million-dollar word in the repertoire of a leader. Some want to shape it. Some want to build it. And if we’re being honest, some just want to understand exactly what it is. Whatever your case may be, understand this: Culture is the core set of...

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