You Owe Your Guests Two Things

When you’re asking your students to bring a friend to youth group, you are asking them to invite someone into your community. If you treat your guests like someone who’s just there to fill a chair and feed your ego, they may attend your meeting(s) but they’ll never join your community.  You owe your guests…

The Passionate Process Of Empowering Youth To Serve

I had the pleasure of interviewing Sean Buono, author of Youth Empowered. We walk through the process, and it is a process, of empowering students in your youth ministry to serve. Purchase Youth Empowered (I am an Amazon Affiliate, any purchase helps support the ministry) Here’s the abbreviated transcript of our conversation. Tell me a…

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…