Category Archives: Youth Ministry

Lasting Fruit

  What if there were a clear, time-tested strategy for growing fruitful disciples in your church? What if youth ministry could be less about busyness and activity and more about fruitfulness and productivity?  Read more

Spiritual Formation and Youth Ministry

One of our main goals, as youth leaders is to develop the spiritual maturity of our students (and ourselves). The reason we have Friday night youth group, lock-ins, mission trips, and Bible studies is to nurture the transformation process of our student’s spiritual journeys. Let’s take a closer look at a definition of Spiritual Formation...
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Killing Your Pride Before it Kills Your Ministry

I remember when I first started out in youth ministry.  It was all about the numbers.  I felt successful when I could brag about the amount of kids I had showing up on a Sunday night. This gave me a false sense of validation and patted my growing ego. I soon...

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Five Indicators of a Toxic Culture

  I’ve never met a leader who dreamed of having a toxic culture. Leaders want to lead a healthy culture, and volunteers want to serve in one as well. Nothing will make a great volunteer or staff member run away faster than a toxic culture! I’ve had the privilege to work in some healthy cultures, and the nightmare of a...
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