Category Archives: Youth Ministry

Navigating Negativity: Avoiding a Toxic Climate

I remember one night I had six kids show up for junior high youth group.  That’s right, SIX KIDS. Normally, we’d have around 25-30, so six was pretty shocking. A few of my leaders were making negative comments about where all the kids were. Instead of dwelling on who wasn’t there, I decided this was...
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What You Measure Matters

In life and ministry, measurements matter. We measure things that are important to us, and when we don’t things can get out of hand quickly. Think about it, most of us measure our bank accounts and weight pretty regularly. Stop doing that for a little while and...
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Three Must Haves For a Growing Ministry Team

Two years ago my family and I picked up and moved to a new city and a new church. It's been a crazy good couple of years for us, and we've loved every second of it! However, the transition didn't come without it's challenges. Over the past...
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE: Let Partnerships Provide a Web of Support

Introduction I was talking with a very faithful, loving parent the other day, a parent whose faith journey I admire and whose opinion I greatly respect. I asked her, “If you could say one thing to the people at your church who work in youth ministry, what would it be?” Knowing that she comes...
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