Student Leadership: Don’t Do This; Do This
13 November 2012
This week we’re focusing on student leaders. If you are creating a student leadership program in your group, here’s a quick punch list with some basic ideas of what to avoid and what to include instead. DON’T only ask the shiny students to join. Too..
A Mixed Group Has Some Advantages: A Response
06 December 2012
I’ll admit it. I don’t split up my students into middle school and high school groups. For me, it’s strictly a structural issue. I serve in a small church and dividing our students isn’t practical in our setting. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There..
Team Building Basics, Part One: Finding The Right People
09 July 2014
“There are no Lone Rangers in Youth Ministry”, the old saying goes. And while most of us know that successful ministry to teenagers can’t be a solo gig, many still struggle with the whole process of building a healthy youth ministry team. Many youth workers..
Do’s & Don’ts: A Response
21 February 2013
I have to be honest, when I saw this week’s topic (Do’s and Don’ts) I wasn’t excited. My first thought was how youth ministry doesn’t need another “Do these five things and get this wonderful result” type of article. I understand practical help is needed,..
Letting Go of Your Seniors
23 January 2013
About this time of the year, maybe next month at the latest, something difficult happens. The seniors in your ministry begin to “migrate to warmer climates.” Slowly transitioning to what is next. January may seem early in the year to be writing about losing your..