Beware of Ministry Pied Pipers

As the legend goes, the little town of Hamelin was overrun with rats.  Tried as they could the town could not get rid of the rats, then came a pied piper, a man dressed in fun colorful clothes and playing beautiful music.  He claimed he could rid the town of their problem for a rather […]

Top 10: Christ-Centered Youth Ministry or Student-Center Youth Ministry

Like many homes where adults choose to make the children the center of attention and decision making, there are ALSO many youth ministries and churches that are doing the SAME thing.   Like homes that are consumed with making sure children are not bored or unhappy, we as youth ministries may also be unknowingly doing the […]

Defining Success In Youth Ministry!

People all the time ask me “how do you define success?” or “how do I know I am being successful?”  It fills blogs, books, and staff meetings.  It is the make or break for many in youth ministry, and often is the difference between keeping or losing a job. It is tricky question with a […]

Volunteer Training: “Loving the Clay” (Mr. Rodger’s Interview)

Here is a quick FREE hint/help resource for your minsitry.  It is a volunteer training, that we did recently with our middle school and high school leaders.   It is based on Is. 64:8, I Cor. 4:4-7, along with an old interview with Mr. Rodgers.   Below you will find the YouTube video of the […]

Top 10: “Things Jesus Was…”

Teaching and walking life besides this young generation coming up, I believe it is important for us to be students of the Word first and of the world second. Especially this time of year, the most important thing we can do is point our students to the person of Jesus and being “followers” of Him. We […]

Top 10: Youth Ministry Leadership Fails!

10. Surround yourself only with people just like you? 9. Creating a team of people who are afraid to disagree with you? 8. Making a team up of only people of one age and one generation? 7. Not having regularly schedule meetings? 6.  Allowing personal preferences to rule over Biblical truth? 5.  Never doing trainings […]

Holiday/Black Friday Deal: THREE FREE GAMES

TO THANK EVERYONE FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT OVER THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS OF LAUNCHING THIS NEW SITE, I WANT TO OFFER YOU UP A THANK YOU! HERE ARE THREE FREE GAMES ON US!  PICK WHATEVER YOU WANT, INCLUDING ANY OF OUR NEW NOVEMBER GAMES AND OUR NEW CHRISTMAS GAMES COMING OUT EACH WEEK BETWEEN […]

“Ten Things Personally Holding Your Ministry Back?”

What is keeping your ministry back?  What are things that might be keep you and your ministry from God’s best and blessing?  Here are 10 Things That Are Personally Holding Your Ministry Back….  10. Your Personal Pride (Prov. 16:18) 9. Your Personal Insecurities (Phil. 4:6-9) 8. Your Personal Purity (Titus 1:15) 7. Your Personal Preferences (John 3:30) […]

Are You Cheating? (An Emotional Affair WITH Your Ministry)

An emotional affair is defined as, “A relationship, which excludes physical intimacy but includes emotional intimacy. A relationship…. other than with ones’ spouse that has an impact on the level of intimacy, emotional distance and overall dynamic balance in the marriage.” Does that sound at all familiar to you? How about if I was not […]