Category Archives: Youth Ministry

Youth Ministries on a Shoestring Budget

Let’s talk about it - youth ministry budgets. If we could all be honest, not many of us are rolling in the youth ministry dough. Most likely, you’re living on a shoestring budget and organizing, once again, the annual spaghetti dinner, pancake supper and car wash so your students can go to camp and have...
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MASTER PLANNING: Use a Blueprint Model to Build a Solid Youth Ministry

Introduction

Have you ever been part of a BIG building project - one that required real blueprints? Or have you ever been involved in site development for a multi-building plan for a park or camp? I’ve always loved building things, and along the way I’ve learned that every really good result starts with a...
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How to Start a Great Summer Intern Program

It’s summer, which means it time for cookouts, pools, youth camps, and internships. Every summer, youth ministries all over the country host interns in some form or fashion. Maybe they're paid, but more often they’re volunteer. Maybe they’re seminary students, or maybe they're graduating seniors from your...
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Do You Know the 12, 12, 12 Rule?

Many churches with which I’ve worked, especially those doing ministry in small churches that don’t have a very strong presence of young people, find themselves wondering what more they could do to attract youth. They recognize the benefits of having youthful energy and long for a thriving youth ministry. Why? Perhaps they feel like a...
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