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..
Responding to Hurting, Confused Teenagers
14 December 2012
By Bert Dockrey and Rick Lawrence Today, in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, a gunman opened fire Friday in a Connecticut elementary school, killing 20 children, six adults, and himself. Among the dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School were the school’s..
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7 Steps For Great First Impressions
04 February 2013
During my time in youth ministry I have had the privilege of meeting many students. I know there are many wiser than me at getting to know students and building relationships with students. Yet, I believe there are some things that have guided me and..
10 Ways to Make a Rural Church More Welcoming…
02 March 2013
Here are 10 ways you can do much with the little you have… 10. Make the first 10 minutes count. Many church-growth people cite the first 10 minutes that a person is on your property as the deciding factor as to whether a visitor will..
10 Ways to Not Get Fired
08 March 2013
You rock. Seriously, you do. Each week you pour your heart and soul into your ministry, spending time with teenagers, training your leaders, and supporting families in your congregation. The longer you serve in youth ministry, the more those investments will pay off. And that’s..