Top 10 Youth Ministry Fundraisers

Let me start by saying that I don’t like fundraising. I do it for only two reasons, which are probably yours as well, Camp and Missions Trips. To be honest, fundraising is exhausting, but good trips heal all wounds, right? I’ve done several fundraisers over thirty years but these are my Top 10 Best Youth…

The Five Word Challenge

    I read a great article the other day from Fast Company called  Simple, Direct, Honest, Personal, And Blunt: How The 5-Word Performance Review Works Wonders  By: Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield  (Warning the CEO from Kayak.com, whom they interview, has a potty mouth) I think this might be a cool tool to use…

Youth Ministry Nirvana

I experienced a moment yesterday at church that had me thinking I was having an out of body experience, a glimpse of Youth Ministry Nirvana. I was shutting down the church, as I normally do, checking doors, clicking lights etc. and as I walked into the sanctuary I saw a group of young adults and…

6 Ways To Do Safe Youth Ministry

    Do you remember Gus Griswald  (Griswold) from the cartoon Recess? Gus was a worry worry wart of sorts. In one episode he earned the nick-name Safety Man from the kindergarteners he had to watch during the recess time. Gus spent the whole episode saving the kindergartners from stuff kids do and a few…

99% of Youth Workers Don’t Have This

Don’t have a youth group over 12 kids. Don’t have a blog. Don’t have 5,000 follower on Twitter or even a Twitter account. Don’t have awesome facilitates. Don’t have a budget. Don’t play the guitar or any instrument for that matter. Don’t have a web store with products to sell. Are over the age of…