The first question I often get about this creation is “Why?
Today, we’ll look at some numbers and stats on youth using Facebook and then we’ll discuss the question if Facebook is still ‘hot’ amongst youth and thus usable in youth ministry.
I started to really wrestle with this. Why did I have to create something different? Something better? Why can’t I just join the movement instead of creating a new one?
While the business world has caught on, the church still remains 93% segregated, nearly 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. declared Sunday the most segregated day of the week.
I want to share with you 10 keys that have helped me stay effective in ministry:
No matter what you’re doing in youth ministry, you will most likely have had some sort of predecessor, someone who did what you’re doing before you came.
I wouldn’t have known what to call it then, what questions to ask, nor what to say since it wasn’t even a topic on my radar. But looking back at that ministry I would have framed it around the topic of boundaries and self-care.
Student leadership is a challenging part of youth ministry. Many churches regulate leadership to decision making or simply service.
1. The pay is great…when you get to heaven. 2. You can defend watching movies as ministry (“I’m picking scenes for my talk on Sunday!”) 3. The spectacular view from your office window. Alleys can be interesting! 4. Ticking off charter members…in the name of Jesus. 5. Knowing when your talks are getting boring by the number of teens texting. Read [...]
Let’s say you are about to give a message to a room full of middle school students as you usually do and as always they are a little rowdy
And one of the many difficulties I’ve faced is trying to tell people in the church what to “do” with my son.
Children’s ministry comes with its challenges, but statistically, it brings some of the greatest rewards.