Got Final Four Fever? Use It to Fuel Your Youth Group Messages

If you, or your youth group, have a fever for March Madness, why not use it to fuel your youth group messages. Here are 10 message seeds for your final four messages. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6): Explore the symbolism of the four horsemen, discussing themes of judgment, conflict, and spiritual warfare.…

9 Fun March Madness Bracket Competitions for Youth Groups

It is almost March and the madness of college basketball is soon to begin, are you ready? I want to help you leverage this month to help you grow your ministry. The center of march Madness are the bracket sheets. Offices, work place, churches, etc. print blank bracket sheets and choose the teams they think…

No More Improvised Apocalypses: Chart Your Youth Ministry Course with Confidence

Plans fix problems is a simple maximum, coined by Brianna Wiest, but worthy of a discussion because many of you reading this are filled with anxiety, fear and worry because you don’t have a plan to solve any number of youth ministry problems you have to grow your youth ministry to disciple your students to…

7 Steps To Creating A Life Giving Code of Conduct

Teenagers, by nature, are inappropriate. Their immature brains, sometimes, come up with terrible things to say and do without any guardrails or filters. I’ve never had to create a formal code of conduct, mostly because I’ve never needed one. The students who came to my youth group were mostly well behaved, I had a good…

The Exciting Summer Outreach Program That Will Grow Your Youth Ministry

I was always taught Summer Jump not Summer Slump. This means that while other churches shut down/wind down for summer, our church was going to grow. I just had to figure out how to make that happen. For the past ten year and two churches I have used the TRIBES outreach program. The 10 week…

Planning A Youth Meeting For Graduates

This article, as well as  graduation forms graduation gift ideas graduation service sample and graduation song suggestions (over 40) Are a part of Launching Well: Graduating Your Senior Class In Style resource. If you are not subscribed to the Youth Ministry Round Up newsletter, subscribe now and receive all these graduation resources. I put a fair amount of effort…