Category Archives: Youth Ministry

Why Do They Do It?

Have you ever wondered why your volunteer keep showing up each week?  Why they come back the next week after they were spit up on the week before?  Why they return after spending hours cleaning up after the pizza party that got a little wild? Maybe it’s for the smell of powdery, sunshine-filled hope they sniff...
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Easier vs. Better

“It’s easier if I do it myself,” I responded to a volunteer. It was a Sunday afternoon and we were preparing for our youth group Super Bowl party that evening. I had run to the grocery store and picked up drinks, stopped by the restaurant to pick up wings, and gathered all of the meal...
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Missions Missteps?

It’s summer planning time! And for many youth ministries that means summer mission trips. Have you ever really asked yourself (or your congregation) why you offer service projects and/or mission trips to your youth? Why are service projects and mission trips so important to you and your...
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10 Ways to Remember What a Youth Said

Contributor - Bryant Johnson, Lead Consultant with Ministry Architects 10 Ways to Remember What a Youth Said I was speaking with a youth at a church that we were doing a youth ministry assessment at. She was describing what she loved about one of their adult volunteers. “She always remembers what I say and asks about...
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