What about Cell Phones at Youth Group?

Modern technology is incredibly helpful it also creates some interesting issues that youth workers did not have to deal with "back in the day." One of the frequent questions I see in youth ministry groups is all about cell phones. Many of your students are walking in with phones, but what do we do with … Continue reading What about Cell Phones at Youth Group?

Discipling Your Team

I've written a few blogs over the years about forming, developing, equipping, empowering, and training your team. I've even talked about recruiting and growing your team. All of this is good, but I wanted to bring up something many of us within the church unfortunately leave out of the plan—discipleship. Some of you are wincing … Continue reading Discipling Your Team

Equipping and Empowering Your Team

One of the most important things we are called to do is pull others into ministry, equip them, and empower them to be used by God. The truth, though, is that we have limited bandwidth. So we need to rethink our organizational structure to add more voices and high capacity people. Then we need to … Continue reading Equipping and Empowering Your Team

Realizing More that I Cannot Do this Alone

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for the National Network of Youth Ministries' blog. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. What if we did not do youth ministry alone? Yes, we need to network with other youth workers. It should not stop there, though. We should also network … Continue reading Realizing More that I Cannot Do this Alone

Recent Podcast Appearances (Summer/Fall 2021)

Every once in a while, I get an opportunity to be a guest on other podcasts. Here are some of the recent ones from over the past few months. I share them in case you want to listen, but more importantly, I share them to recommend you subscribe to them. Nick Blevins' Family Ministry Podcast … Continue reading Recent Podcast Appearances (Summer/Fall 2021)

10 Tips for Managing Your Student Ministry Volunteer Team

If we are truly going to make an impact on the teens in our community, we cannot do it alone. We need a team. But how do we put together a team, and what do we do with them? I've previously written up a list of tips on how to recruit a great team. Let's … Continue reading 10 Tips for Managing Your Student Ministry Volunteer Team

5 Time Management Tips for Youth Pastors

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for Youth Specialties. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. There is only so much time in the day! How am I supposed to get it all done?  I don’t know how many times I have asked myself this question. Seriously, if I … Continue reading 5 Time Management Tips for Youth Pastors