Helping Students Transition From Children’s to Youth Ministry
18 June 2015
Once again, you have successfully completed the ‘move up’ checklist. It’s that time of year when the elementary school grads join middle school youth ministry. Welcome letter and packet sent. Check. Move-up night in the bulletin. Check. Email new parents. Post events to the website..
Words of Wisdom for Graduates
12 May 2015
A few years ago, our goal was to have at least one of our adult staff or volunteers at every one of our graduates’ parties. As our number of high school seniors grew, this task became more and more challenging … and exhausting. Seriously, at one..
How to Teach Junior Highers Without Losing Your Mind
06 May 2015
Junior highers are my people. For most of ministry career I’ve had the privilege (did I really just say junior high ministry is a PRIVILEGE?) of focusing exclusively on this age group, and even as my role has changed this wonderful little tribe has remained..
Review: 24/7 by Tim Levert
30 April 2015
There are some WINS in youth ministry that keep us going as youth workers. A few students start bringing their friends to youth group, that’s a win. A disruptive student starts leading in positive ways instead of negative ways, that’s a win. Teens begin leading..