Monthly Archives: April 2018

Do You Know the 12, 12, 12 Rule?

Many churches with which I’ve worked, especially those doing ministry in small churches that don’t have a very strong presence of young people, find themselves wondering what more they could do to attract youth. They recognize the benefits of having youthful energy and long for a thriving youth ministry. Why? Perhaps they feel like a...
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Searching for the Right Hire

I remember as a kid how much I wrestled with what I would be for Halloween. Whatever costume I chose had to be the perfect fit. It had to fit my personality and no ordinary costume would do. Minnie Mouse? No. Superwoman? Eh, maybe. A giant whoopee cushion? Yes,...
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Recruiting High Capacity Volunteers

I hear a lot of questions from youth ministry leaders I meet across the country. A few questions seem to pop up in nearly every youth ministry conversation though. These questions stem from common problems and tensions that we all face in youth ministry. I hear them...
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BIG TRENDS: The Millennials Have Left the Building; Enter the iGeneration!

Introduction

On March 1, 2018 Michael Dimock, President of the Pew Research Center, shared in an article called “Defining Generations: Where Millennials End and Post-millennials Begin” that the Pew Center would use the year 1996 as the last year of the Millennial Generation. And while there is some disagreement amongst experts in the fields...
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