Bless The Leavers

We had a great night at youth last night. We have amazing students. One of these amazing students asked if she could talk to me. This young lady wanted to tell me she was leaving our group.  She described her situation, her parents attend a church plant and God was leading her to help with…

What Do You Believe About Teenagers?

What did Jesus believe about his disciples? Look at the tasks He gave them. Look at what He trusted them with. Look at how He spoke to them. Look at  the authority He gave them. Jesus did what he believed, even when it led to betrayal, hurt, and frustration. What do you believe about teenagers?…

When Your Momentum Takes A Hit

Some of us started out the year with high hopes and have had a few meetings under our belt; things are going great and WHAM! something messes with our Mojo. Here are a few things that mess with our momentum Key leaders jump ship Personal Sabotage (you did something that altars your momentum, a comment…

Who Should Handle This Problem?

As youth pastors we are faced with handing problems from time to time. The questions we have to ask is 1. Who’s problem is it? 2. Who should handle it? I was recently dealing with a situation where it was suggested we ask out Pastor to get involved in situation. I replied with, “It’s not…

What Is Your Back Up Plan?

What if you lose a key leader? Do you have a back up plan? We recently lost a student leader who played a key role in our group from a skill level and a social level. It was due to some relational and family things beyond my control. We did everything to keep them and…