Youth Ministry

Should we hold youth meetings in church buildings? – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Historic church buildings are an important British heritage, and a legacy of the established church of Christendom. But are they the best place for a youth event? When Millennials were the young people of the day, the answer would almost certainly have been no. The arguably masculine authoritarian architecture mixed with the over-spilling soreness of growing up with GenX and Baby Boomer parents who were made to go to church by their parents have been a dead turnoff for many.…

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Transform conference inspires leaders – Thrive Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

On Saturday 5th October, children and young people leaders from across Coventry and Warwickshire gathered at Whitnash Methodist Church for Thrive’s annual conference, Transform. Over 45 leaders, both volunteers and employed, met to discuss, pray and be inspired to enable the next generation to discover the love of Christ for themselves. After an opening session and worship led by the youth worship team, workshops were led by Jon Mills from Youth for Christ, Coventry, Kyle McKinnon from Reign Ministries and John…

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Happy 75th Anniversary! “Youthfront has become in my mind the premier youth ministry organization in the world.” Dr. Andrew Root, Professor and Chair of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Theological Seminary – Youth Ministry Christian Article

« “Congratulations, Youthfront, for 75 amazing years.” Dr. Kara Powell, Fuller Youth Institute | Main | “Congratulations Youthfront on reaching this milestone of 75 years of ministry! Doug Clark, National Field Director, National Network of Youth Ministries » Congratulations to Youthfront on 75 years!  I’ve only known of Youthfront’s ministry for the last 15 of those years.  While this a relatively short time, quickly Youthfront has become in my mind the premier youth ministry organization in the world.  I first…

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Ministry, Money and Side Hustles – Helping Youth Workers Make Life Long Followers Of Jesus – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Some episodes you just have to let roll, and this is one of those episodes. My guest Jason Mayfield and I talk about money, ministry and side hustles because many youth workers do not make a fair wage for their labor. You could use a few extra bucks in your pocket and we want to give you some ideas for that. Jason is a minister, and entrepreneur and a Youtuber and has some great thoughts about being a professional and…

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2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In my experience there are two big factors that drive people out of professional youth ministry. Burnout – We are a tribe that works too hard, for too many hours, for too long, and forgets to take care of ourselves. One of the things my co-laborer at The Youth Cartel, Mark Oestreicher, says is, “A healthy youth ministry starts with a healthy youth worker.” I’ve seen this play out time and again throughout my career. Sadly, many of us drop…

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Nurturing the “Invisible” Child – Rooted Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Dinner conversation at my house often ends in a heated debate with my sons over which would be the coolest superpower: flying, X-ray vision, super-human strength… ? Invisibility is said to be a superpower. After all, it landed the Invisible Woman a spot on Marvel’s Fantastic Four. Harry Potter’s most prized possession was his Invisibility Cloak. But what about the kid who stays invisible? The one who would do anything to lose that power and be seen? My experience has…

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Getting Your Pastor FIRED UP! – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Getting your Pastor excited about the youth program might seem challenging, but it is vital to the success of your ministry! Here is how to get your Pastor fired up about your ministry: Pray! First, and most importantly, PRAY! Make it a priority to pray, not just for your Pastor, but also WITH him. Prayer is such an essential part of ministry, and if you tend to let it fall to the wayside you can set a reminder on your phone…

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Learning from multicultural youth ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Photo by Sithamshu Manoj In the beginning, God created. And it was diverse and good.  Diversity has always been at the core of God’s creative action in the world. Although we can fundamentally agree that diversity is a gift, navigating the complexities that multicultural congregations experience can be a unique challenge. At the Fuller Youth Institute, we are committed to diversity and want to ensure that the uniqueness of God’s creation is seen in our research and resources. So after we…

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80 | Small Budgets in Youth Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Hi. We’re Kenny and Elle Campbell, founders of Stuff You Can Use. We’ve been doing youth ministry for over twenty combined years and love every second of it. Thanks for stopping by, we hope you find this resource helpful! Learn More About Kenny + Elle Here Join Our Facebook Group This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Kenny + Elle Campbell Read Full Article

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Whiskey Glasses | TheSource4YM – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Whiskey Glasses – Morgan Wallen Main Point: When life goes wrong, it’s very tempting to turn to alcohol…but we should turn to God instead. Alcohol only causes more problems while God’s love can actually change our lives for the good. About the Artist:Morgan Wallen was born in Tennessee, the son of a Baptist pastor. Growing up, he played baseball and even won a scholarship to play in college, but chose to pursue music instead. That decision looks to be a…

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FREE Ticket to the Student Strategies Summit – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Have you gotten your FREE TICKET to the Student Ministry Strategies Summit? This totally FREE, Online conference will be held on February 26-27, 2019 and will feature some of the top experts in the field of Youth Ministries. The Student Ministry Strategies Summit will cover topics like: Campus outreach, Communication with Senior Pastors, Avoiding Burnout, Partnering with Parents and much more! ▶ Claim Your FREE TICKET Here. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article written by Terrace Crawford Read Full Article

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Episode 202: Something Needs to Change – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with David Platt about his new book and Bible study Something Needs to Change. David Platt talks about what he has learned traveling the world and meeting people who desperately need the Gospel. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition…

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7 Steps for Planning a Youth Service – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I met this week with the weekend program team to talk through the process of planning a youth service. For us, our main visible program is on the weekend, so here is what we’re now calling The Weekend Tornado. Some weeks it is an F5, others not much more than some whipping wind, but never just a gentle breeze. CollectThis is the brainstorming stage, where ideas are thrown up on a whiteboard and randomly bantered and tossed around. There are…

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Radical Forgiveness. . . – CPYU – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Many of us were blown away by the forgiveness expressed to Amber Guyger by the teenage brother of Botham Jean. The off-duty police officer was convicted of murder in the shooting death of Jean. After her conviction, Botham’s eighteen-year-old brother Brandt stunned us all with an expression of forgiveness that has challenged me to consider anew what it means to forgive as we have been forgiven. You can watch the video of that moment here. In addition, the redemptive grace…

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20 Reasons Why Being A Youth Worker Is The Best Job Ever! – Stoked On Youth Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

There are people who like their job, and there are people who hate their job, but not everyone can say they have the best job ever. Youth workers can say that with a good amount of confidence! Check out these 20 reasons why being a youth worker is the best job ever!   1. Free Food Whether it’s the pizza at youth group, the taco bar at the parent meeting, or the end of the school year leader BBQ, we…

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GUEST POST: When the Critics Do What They Do – Youth Ministry Christian Article

If you’re a youth worker you can’t escape it, you will be criticized. Criticism is aimed at leaders because everyone is imperfect and hurting and hurting people end up hurting others. When I first started leading a ministry, I found it very difficult not to take criticism of my ministry personally. The criticism may not always be true, but it always stings. While critique does hurt, it can help to know that the people who dish it out are usually…

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Honesty In Youth Ministry Means New Baggage — Youth Ministry Booster – Youth Ministry Christian Article

So can we talk? Honestly?  If we are, then, I need to tell you that talking honestly comes with baggage. It means that in our truth-telling there is some stuff that I won’t be able to carry anymore.  Telling the personal truth is difficult… This must be named. It is not our normal stance in a position of influence to share the heartfelt from our own heart. For sure, you will share what is on your heart about those in…

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Developing a theology of morality in an amoral context. — AYM – Youth Ministry Christian Article

As the context in which we do ministry gets exponentially more complex, the foundational truths that we have based many arguments on are becoming less and less helpful.  For me, growing up in a suburban context with majority culture being mostly “Judeo-Christian,” the youth workers in my world helped us navigate theology and morality with a very light reading of Romans 13. “Obey the laws of the land.” Is it ok to drink? Is it ok to use drugs? How…

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Praise and Worship | LeaderTreks Youth Ministry Blog – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By Doug Franklin September 23, 2019 So you got an awesome band and a kickin’ sound system. You purchased Media Shout and you have the words with video on the screen. Your praise and worship time even has mood lighting and candles. Your lead singer is terrific – not only does he play guitar but he knows all the latest songs, not to mention that the girls love him. So let me ask you a question, “Do the students in…

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The Four-Letter Word That Isn’t – Youth Ministry Christian Article

“I don’t really look at numbers; I’m more interested in spiritual growth.” “You’re so numbers-focused—do you even know anyone’s names?” “Numbers aren’t the only way to gauge ministry success.” I work in a pretty large church. I’ve heard all of these “numbers” criticisms, and then some. In the not-too-distant past, I even spouted some of them. I’ve also rolled my eyes at the typical comebacks—‘numbers are people” and “we count because we care” and “healthy things grow.” All of us have…

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Youth and Family Ministry: Summertime – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Have you ever had the experience of wondering how quickly time passes when you are having fun? That seems especially true during summertime. For many of us the pace of life speeds up during the summer. For others it slows down. Our Youth Ministry has experienced a bit of both over the last few months. As we move into August, I find myself reflecting on some of the wonderful things that have come to pass these summer months. As a…

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Q&A with Sarah Day | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Baker University student Sarah Day joined Summer Staff last year wanting to fulfill internship requirements and gain experience in her major. What she additionally gained was a community of people that surrounded her in love, support, and authenticity. Sarah enjoyed staffing so much that she will be returning this summer as the Wellness Director at Youthfront Camp West. What motivates you to keep coming back to Youthfront, even if you’ve participated in YF activities many times before? I was supposed to…

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Change? I hate change! – Andy Lawrenson – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Part 2 (Part 1 HERE) Implementing change in a ministry setting can be tricky. Most people push back against change. In part one I suggested the following ideas for implementing change:Explain the WhyThe meeting before the meeting Here are a few more thoughts on change: Be a mad scientist. Approach every change as an experiment. Let the team know this is what we are going to try and here is why. Let’s let it play out before we evaluate and…

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