A Leader OF Leaders OR A Leader WITH Leaders?

It was years ago, I sat on the other side of his desk.   I was new and it was just a few weeks into my new job.  I was excited because it was going to be my first time working in a church with another youth pastor on staff with me.  I had been additionally […]

Game: “Silly Sloppy Slingshot Scramble” (*Social Distancing Game)

Supplies:  – Water balloon slingshot: at least one- 2-4 for bigger groups, areas, or more of an advanced challenge – Towels (and/or old t-shirt): enough forever for one per group of 4 students.  This is where our old youth group t-shirts go to die. – A wide variety of food: preferably gross, weird or sloppy but soft […]

Top 10: More Things ‘They’ Can’t Teach You About Youth Ministry?

10. How to be a part of a staff team.  9. How to lead a group of volunteers. 8. When it is time to move on from a ministry.  7. How to raise your children, so they love Christ, the church, and ministry.  6. How to find a circle of trusted friends outside of your […]

The Missing Hole in the Middle of Ministering to the Whole Student?

“He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “(Luke 10:27) We obviously work to minister to the spiritual side of our students. We even make efforts to build into their emotional and […]

Partner/Team Game: “Hold the Line” (Free)

A Teachable Teamwork and Communication Partner Racing Game, Where A Little Bit of Tension is GOOD!!?  SUPPLIES: – 4 Long Pieces of Rope (10-12 feet long each) if you are playing 2 teams, more if you have a bigger group with more teams – 2 Large Buckets or Tubs – A wide variety of tennis […]

Top 10: Things That New Youth Workers Need to Learn.

10. Learn that “it” will get better…no matter what  “it” is or what is going on…trust me! 9. Learn To Laugh..you are going to make mistakes, thing are going to happen sometimes you just have to see the humor in life and ministry! 8. Learn to say “No!”, it will come in handy in A […]

Hint/Help: “There is a New Sheriff in Town!?” (Starting Well in a New Ministry)

You know the scene.  The outlaw in the black hat walking down the dusty street, then out steps the guy in the white hat. He announces, “I am the new sheriff in town”, with his hand resting on the handle of his six-shooter. It is a scene that plays in my head when I step […]