For Anyone Who’s Tired of Being Tired
18 April 2016
Our youth director recently shared something that I thought was brilliant. I saw it on her blog, as she wrote about the pain and fatigue any of us can feel in serving God through church: When someone is hurt by a church organization, it’s a special kind..
How I’m Letting Students Lead
12 April 2016
I love seeing students be the church, and a great way they can do that is through our student leadership program. They really get to take ownership of our program and general ministry. We gave students a voice when we first started our student leadership program..
LTYM: Creating Your Student Leadership Program
09 March 2016
We’re back with a fresh look to Let’s Talk Youth Ministry (LTYM)! We’ve made some changes to the show and would love your feedback on the new style. We have a better sound, and the video quality has improved. So let us know what you think! On..
The Secret Sauce of Youth Ministry
08 March 2016
Andy Stanley recently came under fire by suggesting that the secret sauce of youth ministry is in parents getting their kids to attend a large church. At least, that’s the sound byte that’s rapidly spreading around the Internet. (Stanley did apologize and reframed his comments through..
Student-driven Weekend Service
24 February 2016
Our high school ministry is in the middle of what has become the highlight of their youth group calendar every year. We call it “You Own The Weekend (YOTW)”, a six-week “series” in which the students from six different local high schools run the entire..