8 Elite Ideas For Preaching During March Madness

It’s that time of year again. Brackets are busted, jerseys are ironed, and the collective roar of the crowd fills living rooms across the nation. March Madness isn’t just about buzzer-beaters and Cinderella stories, though. For youth pastors, it presents a unique opportunity to connect with your students on their turf, using the energy and…

What If Your Youth Ministry Didn’t Exist?

If the past is hanging over your head and giving you the blahs, consider this question, “What If Your Youth Ministry Didn’t Exist?” Who would not have been ministered to? Who would not have been reached? Who would not have been prayed for? Who wouldn’t have found Christ? Who wound’t have found their “place”? Think…

Empowering Yourself: A Youth Pastor’s Guide to 24 Must-Have Traits in 2024

January 1 is day many people make commitments. Somewhere around February 14 these commitments have softened if not disappeared altogether. There are commitments though, especially for Christians, that should never soften or disappear, and I’m pretty sure you know what those are. What you may not know are the qualities students are looking for in…

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…