Category Archives: Youth Ministry

A Beginner’s Guide to Hiring

Hiring is hard, yet necessary. Few things are more important to the sustainability of a ministry than hiring the right people. Nevertheless, hiring the right people is difficult while finding the wrong ones is easier than catching the common cold. According to Craig Groeschel, the potential of an organization rests on the strength of its people. If...
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Take Heart

Take heart, don’t lose heart. Have you ever found yourself discouraged in ministry? If you’ve been serving in ministry for more than eleven days, I’m going to guess that your answer is “yes”! I hit an all-time low several years ago. The church was growing, and we had just opened a new facility, but volunteers were starting to...
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Striving for Health

I was recently meeting with a ministry director who had been through a bit of a tough year. From an outsider’s perspective, his ministry was going well. Kids were involved and growing in their faith. Volunteers were showing up, engaged and leading with excitement.  Yet something was a bit off. This director was leading several...
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Three Priorities for a Growing Youth Ministry

What do growing youth ministries have in common? What makes them so healthy? What causes them to grow while others don't? I've never met a youth worker who didn't want their youth ministry to grow. That would be like finding a 5 year old that doesn't like cookies! It would be weird. However, even though we...
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