The Three Big Promises Your Youth Ministry Needs To Make

“Implementation of promises is as important as making them.” – Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy Every company and brand makes you a promise about their product. If you buy our stuff you will, feel better lose weight gain confidence Consider some of the more familiar promises you’ve heard Geico: “15 minutes or less can save you…

7 Pillars That Will Keep Your Youth Ministry From Collapsing Part 6

This is part six in my seven part series on how to keep your youth ministry from collapsing. You can read from the beginning here. Without discipleship, the church is a halfway house for repeat offenders. That’s a strong statement, but I stand behind it. I’ve worked in enough churches that were unintentional in their…

7 Pillars That Will Keep Your Youth Ministry From Collapsing

This is part one in my seven part series on pillars of youth ministry infrastructure. Sign up for The Youth Ministry Round Up To stay up to date on future posts. Tents need poles. Houses need frames. Bodies need bones. Like all of the things above, youth ministry needs an infrastructure to keep from being…

Stop “Surviving” Your Youth Meeting

Some youth workers don’t like their main youth meetings. In fact, preparing for their meetings make them anxious. For some, its the pressure to “get it right.” For other youth workers, they have a casual “God will do it” mentality and do not pour a ton of effort into their meeting. This attitude could be…

The Two Fundamentals of Youth Ministry You Should Be Doubling Down On

Bernadette Jiwa is story telling marketer. She helps businesses tell the right story so they can see more customers, make more money and be sustainable. In some recent advice to a restaurant owner, she makes some excellent points I’d like to translate for your youth ministry. “But here’s the thing, people don’t come back for…

11 Christians Songs To Fire Up That Graduation Slideshow

It’s that time again. It’s time to inspire your graduates and your congregation. Here a few tips to keep that graduation slideshow from getting away from you. Keep the whole slideshow between 5-6 minutes max (you can go less) Choose fun pictures everyone would enjoy not just inside joke pics. Choose spiritual pics as well.…

Submerged:How Deep Is Your Youth Ministry?

Would you like to find out how deep your youth ministry is when it comes to disciple making? Submerged Sessions are meant to show you and your students where everyone is at tin the pool. It will show you who's in the shallow end, waist deep, neck deep and submerged/ More importantly, it lays out a process for how to get you kids from the kiddie pool to the deep end of faith. 

Lessons include 

  • messages and slides
  • pool simulation/illustration instructions
  • graphics