Team Building Basics, Part 4: Your Role as a Cheerleader
30 July 2014
You are a youth worker, which means you are a pastor, a counselor, a teacher, an event planner, a parent engager, a calendar organizer, and a pizza purchaser. You are also a cheerleader. In fact you can make an argument that you are (or should..
A Beeline to Belonging
25 July 2014
In my last post, I wrote about establishing the value of belonging within your student ministry. Not only should this happen within the youth room, but within every aspect of your ministry to students – small groups, outreaches, service trips, and even having fun at..
Team Building Basics Part Three: Power To The People!
23 July 2014
In my estimation, the best youth ministry is the youth ministry you give away. Today, as we continue our look at some team building basics, we are gonna talk about the power of empowerment. Enlisting, Equipping, Empowering & Encouraging Because there are no Lone..
Student Ministry #fail: Warm Bodies
16 July 2014
Maybe you’ve heard the expression that all some volunteers need to be is a warm body? Aka, someone who is actually alive. There was a time in my ministry where I would have taken someone with a moderately lukewarm body. I’ve never been really awesome..
Team Building Basics, Part Two: Giving People The Tools They Need
16 July 2014
Being a youth worker is a lot like being a construction worker; to be effective you need an understanding of the task at hand and the right tools for the job. One without the other leads to frustration, incompetence…or both! And sense we all want..