5 Challenges That Keep Students From Sharing Their Faith

5 Challenges That Keep Students From Sharing Their Faith

The older I get, the more I understand how fast I can get out of touch with youth—their culture, their concerns, and their struggles. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with a few high school students hoping to get some fresh insight. We spoke on several...
Three Ways to Make Youth Group a Thriving Community

Three Ways to Make Youth Group a Thriving Community

In my early days of ministry, I was all for the big event. After all, go big or go home. Right? So, while teaching in a Christian school, I had this idea for a large youth event. I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to see, but I did know that I wanted several...
5 Simple Ways Youth Leaders Can Connect With Parents

5 Simple Ways Youth Leaders Can Connect With Parents

Connecting with parents. Getting them in your corner. Getting them to volunteer and be involved in your ministry. We all know we need them, but how in the world do we successfully connect with them and create strong partnerships? The answer oddly enough is found in an...
Plan for Lasting Impact After This Summer’s Big Event

Plan for Lasting Impact After This Summer’s Big Event

Summer retreat and camp season is just around the corner. As you prepare and plan for the big event, don’t forget to plan for what happens after. Throughout my entire ministry career, retreats have been a vital part of making disciples. At some I have served as the...
3 Things You Must Do To Raise Up Student Leaders

3 Things You Must Do To Raise Up Student Leaders

As a youth leader, you pray for those moments; moments when students surprise you, when they take ownership, when they lead others—when they take leaps and bounds in their spiritual growth. Witnessing it is like a shot of adrenaline. Once you experience it, you want...
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