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 […]

Upfront Challenge: “Baked Bean Bubble Blow”

IT IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE! A LOT OF BEANS, A LITTLE BIT OF BUBBLE GUM! A WHOLE LOT OF LAUGHS AND INSTAGRAM-ABLE OPPORTUNITIES!  Supplies: – 2 Extra Large Cans of Baked Beans – 2 Pie Pans/Bowls – 1 Bag of Chewing Gum – A Tarp or Drop Clothe Set Up: – Unwrap an equal […]

Top 10: Reasons You Should Clean Your Youth Ministry Closet?

IT IS A NEW YEAR!  IT IS TIME TO START CLEARING OUT THE CLUTTER OF YOUR LIFE, AND YOUR MINISTRY.  THAT MEANS YOUR YOUTH MINISTRY CLOSET TOO! HERE ARE 10 REASONS WHY?  10.  Expired Turkey and Peach Baby Food? 9.  The Resignation Letter From the Guy 2 Youth Pastors Ago? 8.  A Bag Full of […]

Top 10: Youth Pastor (Leaders) In the Bible!

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT?   ARE THERE YOUTH PASTORS/LEADERS IN THE BIBLE?  IS THE WHOLE IDEA OF ADULT LEADERS/PASTORS SPENDING INTENTIONAL TIME WITH TEENAGERS… YES, EVEN MIDDLE YEARS AGE KIDS SOMETHING NEW? NOPE, NOT AT ALL!    HERE ARE TEN I CAN THINK OF…SERIOUSLY!  (*With just a little bit of fun, thrown in.)   […]

Top 10: Sunday Morning Worship Clappers?

10. THE SWINGER: Hands to the sides, then a quick swing forward into a clap, then back down to the side…and REPEAT! 9. THE TOY MONKEY:  Elbows slightly bent, hands directly in front of the chest, BIG Smile and clap, clap, clap! 8. THE STARBUCKS: Grande Latte in one hand, gentle tap on the lid in between […]

Top 10: Ways to Keep People Coming After Easter Sunday?

10. Bacon Sunday- a free pound of bacon for every friend you bring? 9. No Cover Charge Sunday– one Sunday a year, that offering WON’T be taken? 8. Give-Away Sunday- shoot polos and button up oxford out into the crowd, throw adult contemporary CDs and Gospel cassettes out, have a drawing for a new gift […]

Top 10: “You Might a Middle Years Pastor If…”

10. The pizza delivery guy knows your voice on the phone! (and…they have a special named after you or your ministry) 9. You have ever used a whoopie cushion as an object lesson. (or…have ever had someone fart during a lesson and you just made it an illustration and kept on rolling) 8. You have […]

Top 10: You Might Be Getting Too Old for Youth Ministry? (*maybe)

People ask me, how to you know if you are getting to old for your youth ministry. Even in my most recent interviewing process, as churches discovered my age, there were questions.  So I figured I would update the list of 10 way to know if… YOU MIGHT BE GETTING TO OLD FOR YOUTH MINISTRY… […]

Top 10: REAL Reasons for Late Pick Up!

Here are 10 Absolutely REAL Reasons I Have Heard for “Parents for Being Late to Pick Up” their child from youth group or an events… 10. “Sorry, I Forgot How Many Children I Had?” 9. “I Just Remembered Where I Left Them?” 8. “I Decided to Take a Nap and Overslept” 7. “I Forgot That […]