We all talk about the staggering number of teenagers that step away from the church after they graduate high school. One of the biggest ways to keep teenagers involved in church is to actually get them involved. So, here are a few areas where teens can serve in your church!
The Student Ministry Podcast episode three is here, where I interview an old friend from college, Kyle Alt.
We're told to honor the Sabbath, but why do many people in ministry have such a hard time doing it? Here are a few things I've learned about guarding your day off.
We've started using these 3 simple questions in our high school ministry, and it's started to make a difference already!
One of my friends and student ministry team members were talking last night after our middle school youth group about the importance of getting back to the basics. He mentioned how it is important in almost all aspects of life. I recently noticed this when I was preparing a lesson for the middle schoolers. When … Continue reading Back to the Basics
Maybe you're at a church where you are actually starting the student ministry from scratch, and you don't know where to begin. Maybe you're ready to go back to the drawing board in your current youth ministry. Here are two tips I've picked up through the years.
We had a great time on our whitewater rafting trip with the RCC high school students and Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting in the Deerfield River!
We live in a world where the slogan, "Bigger is better," is often true, but is it always the case, especially in ministry settings?
I have been to several conferences over the years. To be honest, some are better than others. The Orange Conference is one of those better ones. Sure, there are great speakers and things to learn, but it is often the unexpected things that make OC so good. Today, I wanted to share five things that I … Continue reading Five Things I Did Not Expect from The Orange Conference
A couple years ago, I went to a seminar/workshop with Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins. What they spoke about that day was based off their book, Speaking to Teenagers: How to Think About, Create, and Deliver Effective Messages. The tips and methods they use to teach teenagers will help you so much! In fact, each … Continue reading YM Resource – “Speaking to Teenagers” Book