Ten Youth Ministry Lessons from the DMV

My wife and I recently moved to a new area and ministry.  Last weekend we decided to change over our driver’s licenses to the new state going from Pennsylvania to Illinois.   We swung back the Panera to grab some breakfast and arrived at 7:30 am to quickly go through the process.  Knowing how DMV’s […]

Top 10: “Other” Jobs That a Youth Pastor Does?

10. Psychologist/Psychiatrist (able to fix any mental disorder for any student in 15 minutes or less…guaranteed! ) 9. Custodian (responsible to clean anything, everything and all carpet stains around the building no matter if the youth group made it or not) 8. Bus Mechanic (can fix any bus with a roll of duct tape, chicken […]

Back to School Game: “Tray’D You!?”

It is Back to School Time again and even though it is a bit different this year for many students, the one thing I know everyone is NOT going to miss is those amazing school cafeteria lunches!? In this hilarious BACK TO SCHOOL game, we’ve compiled snapshots of school AND prison lunches and your group […]

PK Podcast Episode 3: “Moving”

The PK Podcast brought to you by MYM Resources.  A new podcast about being a PK (Pastor’s Kid), hosted by Dan Istvanik and Jenna Istvanik. In this episode, we talk about the big topic of “MOVING”.  A huge part of the life of being a Pastor’s Kid!   We have taken the show on the road…literally. […]

Top 10: Expectations for Your Ministry Volunteers

The school year is going to look different this year and so is the youth ministry year.  This does not mean however you shouldn’t have the same expectations you have always had for your volunteer team.  Yes, this may surprise a few people, but you do NEED to have some expectations (aka: “rules”) for your […]