12 Questions New Youth Pastors Should Ask If They Want To Build A Successful Youth Ministry

Understanding the Community Who are the youth in our community?  What are their demographics, interests, challenges, and spiritual backgrounds? How can we best connect with them where they are at? Where are the hot spots in your town? Take a ride around on a Friday or Saturday night and see where students gather and then come up with a…

Christian Rapper Manafest’s EP: No Stranger To The Pain Review

I’ve been a fan of Manafest’s work back to Glory. Manafest has evolved over the years and TFK’s Trevor McNevon has been a big part of the that evolution. Manafest’s latest offering, “No Stranger to the Pain,” delivers a powerful blend of hip-hop beats, introspective lyrics, and unwavering faith. The EP delves into personal struggles,…

Make Something Beautiful

It’s a been strange week and by strange, I mean God was up to something. Earlier in the week I was writing this article about how it’s really the students and volunteers who build the culture of the youth ministry. I was overwhelmed with gratitude and decided to post a short thank you, on Facebook,…

Beyond Leadership: How Volunteers and Students Forge a Winning Youth Ministry Culture

In the heart of every successful team, beyond carefully crafted plays and honed skills, lies a beating pulse – the team culture. While coaches set the stage with structure and game plans, it’s the players who breathe life into the locker room, shaping the atmosphere that can elevate or undermine performance. As former NFL center…

A Biblical Roadmap To Clarity

What do you do when you don’t know which way to go? Which job to take? Who to date/marry? Which college to attend? Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5,6 Attaining your…