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..
Student Ministry #fail: Begging for Volunteers
03 July 2014
You know you’ve done this before. The mission trip is in one week and your adult to student ratio is dangerously high. So, you do what any youth minister who forgot to hustle months before does: you make the general announcement. Now general announcements aren’t..
Liking Teenagers is Loving Them
05 February 2014
Every Christian in your church loves teenagers. They have to, they’re Christians, and Christians love each other. In fact, you’ve probably heard them declare their love: “Oh, those crazy kids in the youth group…we love ‘em in the Lord!” Possible Translation: We don’t have..
Families | Leadership | Missions | Volunteers
The Question You Should Be Asking Everyone
19 July 2013
How can I serve you today? You know you can use a little help with something. Maybe it’s a phone call someone wants you to return or some copies you’ll have to make before your next lesson. Some of those things require you, but I’m..
Culture | Families | Leadership | Volunteers
New Ministry Paradigm: Do Less Stuff!
17 July 2013
Less is More. We live in a culture that sends tons of “the more, the better” messages. And while that may be true with things like sweet tea and puppies, it’s not always true in some of the aspects of youth ministry. In fact, having..