Category Archives: Church Leadership

Youth Ministries on a Shoestring Budget

Let’s talk about it - youth ministry budgets. If we could all be honest, not many of us are rolling in the youth ministry dough. Most likely, you’re living on a shoestring budget and organizing, once again, the annual spaghetti dinner, pancake supper and car wash so your students can go to camp and have...
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MASTER PLANNING: Use a Blueprint Model to Build a Solid Youth Ministry


Have you ever been part of a BIG building project - one that required real blueprints? Or have you ever been involved in site development for a multi-building plan for a park or camp? I’ve always loved building things, and along the way I’ve learned that every really good result starts with a...
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It’s Official: Millennials Are Taking Over The World!

Renée Wilson, Staff Consultant & Search Specialist Don’t worry. This isn’t another article on “reaching” that awful generation that just won’t seem to go away. (fun facts: sarcasm is a love language. And I’m a Millennial.) No, no. THIS is a word on how to work with those who are now a part of “the largest generation...
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How to Start a Great Summer Intern Program

It’s summer, which means it time for cookouts, pools, youth camps, and internships. Every summer, youth ministries all over the country host interns in some form or fashion. Maybe they're paid, but more often they’re volunteer. Maybe they’re seminary students, or maybe they're graduating seniors from your...
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