Some youth pastors are hardly working while others are working really hard. No matter which side of the spectrum you’re on, this post has something for you…
Youth culture has distinctive elements that differ so much from adult culture that youth ministry fits the description of missionary work. This post examines lessons learned from successful missionaries and applies them to youth ministry.
Liminal Space is the time between “what was” and “what’s next.” When it comes to leading in a liminal space, your primary job is to be a stabilizing force in the midst of the chaos. Pastors are the ones who are called to speak with grace, truth, hope, and love in the middle of this situation.
St. Patrick’s Day is filled with green clothes, 4-leaf clovers, and little red-haired leprechauns. But who was the real St. Patrick and why do we celebrate a day in his honor?
The question isn’t if your group has a culture. It does. The question, instead, is: What is your group’s culture? This post provides you with 3 questions and actionable answers for how to address your ministry’s culture.
I was sitting at the table, surrounded by a cohort of fellow doctoral students, when the conversation turned to the question of effectiveness. One of the pastors in the cohort was talking about his thesis project. He was leading his congregation through a building campaign that would allow them to do ministry more effectively in the […]
New students won’t show up to your ministry if they don’t know about your ministry. That’s why buzz matters. In this post, I share three ways to build buzz and get people talking about your 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.
In Head Coach Dan Quinn’s second season, the Atlanta Falcons earned a trip to Super Bowl LI. His emphasis on building a better football team can help you in your pursuit to build a better youth ministry.
Influence is the most powerful tool a leader has. This post identifies and explains 4 ways to develop the influence you need to lead your ministry well.