Graduation season is almost here! All across America, high school seniors are getting excited to finish their education and graduate. Many churches, however, are not too excited, because they fear these students will also graduate from their faith in God. And I'm sure many of you are familiar with the unfortunate statistics for those who … Continue reading 5 Steps to Keep Teens from Graduating from Their Faith
Handling Money in Youth Ministry
A few years ago, I wrote about counting money as a youth minister, but I felt it was time for a follow-up. Other than the people who handle offerings, it is quite possible that a youth minister handles the most money within a church. Between retreats, mission trips, pizza parties, and much more, students and parents … Continue reading Handling Money in Youth Ministry
Student Ministry Podcast – Interview with Eric Holmstrom and Adrian Pichay (Episode 10)
In episode 10 of the Student Ministry Podcast, I get the chance to interview Eric Holmstrom and Adrian Pichay from Purpose Church in Pomona, CA. We chat about their student ministry team and their new intergenerational ministry with Spiritual Grandparents!
New Endeavors in Connecting Youth Workers
For those who have followed me and my ministry for a while, you already know that one of the things I love is connecting with other youth workers and ministries. It's one of the main reasons I started the Student Ministry Podcast earlier this year. I think it all started when I was in youth … Continue reading New Endeavors in Connecting Youth Workers
A Bit of Encouragement
It seems like the world has a negative view of the next generation, but youth workers are called upon to empower these teens. Here's a bit of encouragement to help you keep going!
Connection, Wisdom, & Refreshment from DYM100
This past week, I had the privilege to attend DYM100 with Doug Fields, Josh Griffin, and 99 other youth workers from all over the United States and Canada. And my experience can be summarized in three words -- connection, wisdom, and refreshment!
Student Ministry Podcast: Interview with Geoff Kullman (Episode 8)
In episode 8 of the Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Geoff Kullman, the the Associate Pastor at Open Door Church in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Geoff is also the director of Millennial Ministry, an organization that helps churches do a better job of reaching the Millennial generation.
10 Ways to Get Organized in Ministry
For the unorganized youth minister (or those who just want to get better), here are some tips and tools I have picked up along the way that help me stay organized and avoid one of the youth minister stereotypes.
Student Ministry Podcast: Interview with Steve Coddington (Episode 7)
In episode 7, I interview Steve Coddington, the youth director at Christian Gospel Church in Worcester, MA.
Student Ministry Podcast: Interview with Richard Ball (Episode 6)
In episode 6, Steve interviews Richard Ball, the Youth and Children's Pastor of First Baptist Church in Calico Rock, AR.