Category Archives: Youth Ministry

One Step at a Time

One Step At A Time

Have you ever had the privilege of being present when a little one takes his first steps? There’s anticipation and excitement and collectively-held breath… and then joy as he toddles forward, however short-lived. Those few seemingly insignificant movements literally change his life. They may not seem like much at first glance, but they...
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The Youth Ministry Separator: What Makes the Best Youth Ministries Best?

There are a lot of different youth ministry models to choose from. Different youth ministries do different things well, and we can all learn from each other. Regardless of the size of your ministry, we all have something to learn from one another! I learned a powerful youth ministry lesson from watching other youth ministries. As I’ve traveled and met...
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AFTER GRADUATION: Stay Connected for Long-term Impact

I remember that I was shocked, absolutely SHOCKED, when I first heard statistics about the long-term impact of local church youth ministries… or actually the lack of it. According to the leader of a seminar I took at the National Youth Workers’ Convention, in his denomination only 6% of youth ministry participants were...
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How to Deal With Angry Parents

Perhaps there is nothing more inevitable in youth ministry. It will happen. No matter what you do, how hard you try, or how good of a job you do, it will happen. It’s an eventuality and inevitability: parents will get angry and you will have to...
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