In the wake of recent Christian deconversion stories, I felt compelled to post this open letter that I included in my book, Varsity Faith. It’s a plea for practical theology to make its way into youth ministry.
New youth pastors are excited to get started, but they need to establish guardrails and maintain boundaries to keep their ministries on the right track. This post suggests 7 specific guardrails that every youth pastor should put in place.
You think your students are growing spiritually. But are they really? After a brief rant, I share a free tool that will help you know what’s really going on with the students in your youth ministry.
What are the essential areas to focus on during your first year in youth ministry? Here are five things that will set you up for a successful, sustainable youth ministry career.
Don’t let a 16-year-old be more strategic about a video game than you are about your youth ministry.
Sermons don’t make disciples. They are important, but they aren’t the whole story. This post discusses what else you can do to help students grasp your message and grow their faith.
Future leaders have to start leading in the present. In this book, Clay Scroggins explains how you can start to lead, even when you’re not in charge.
Evernote has a lot of capabilities, but in this post, I want to focus on how to set it up to keep things straight from week to week.
If you ask better questions, you’ll get better answers. But what are the better questions you should be asking? That’s what you’ll learn in this post…
Pass these tips along to your small group leaders, and they’ll start getting every student in the group to talk, not just the extroverts.