5 Things You Need to Lead a Youth Ministry Virtually
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5 Things You Need to Lead
a Youth Ministry Virtually

Just a note: this is not a blog about the Enneagram. But, this opening analogy is helpful.  If you’ve heard or studied anything about the Enneagram, you already know the way you learn your type is to identify your core motivation. I use this analogy often when talking about Ministry Architects because if Ministry Architects,…

Three Keys to a Fantastic “Family Ministry Fall”
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Three Keys to a Fantastic “Family Ministry Fall”

Fall is always an exciting time in church world. People are coming off summer vacations, rest, and a different pace of life. They are typically ready to re-engage with church on some level. Kids move up into their new Sunday school class or small group. Then, youth group cranks back up with some kind of…

3 Questions To Ask Before Planning Your Next Youth Ministry Event In 2022
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3 Questions To Ask Before Planning Your Next Youth Ministry Event In 2022

More than ever, pressure is being put on ministry leaders to “bring people back” to church. As I’ve spent time with youth ministry leaders over the past year, I’ve noticed that the idea of large-scale youth ministry events being the fix-all solution has seen a resurgence amongst churches of various denominational backgrounds and sizes.  The…

Family Ministry Matters!
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Family Ministry Matters!

If I’m honest, I’m a little sad at the state of where our teens and young adults are today. It seems to be increasingly difficult for our kids to grow up and become mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually healthy. It’s getting harder and harder for them to embrace the grace that God offers and truly…

How to Break a Youth Ministry in 90 Days or Less
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How to Break a Youth Ministry in 90 Days or Less

Every youth leader I know wants to get better and grow their ministry. What’s crazy is many youth workers talk about growing their ministries,  but do the things that break them. Odds are you want your ministry to grow. You want to reach as many students as possible. Here’s the deal though, if you’re not intentional you might to do the opposite….

Staffing Your Ministry Strategically
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Staffing Your Ministry Strategically

One thing is for certain at each of our churches…we hope for our ministries to grow. However, growing ministries can put a strain on understaffed ministries. That is especially true when the growth in the ministry takes place quickly. Most churches will praise the work, energy, and effort that the staff have put in to…

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: FINDING THE RHYTHM OF EFFECTIVE MINISTRY
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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: FINDING THE RHYTHM OF EFFECTIVE MINISTRY

Most things are better when they are in rhythm. This is true for music and dancing, and it’s just as true for life and youth ministry! You see, the truth is that everything in life has a rhythm, and finding the right rhythm is a requirement for success and satisfaction. When your ministry is in…