Browsing Category:Youth Ministry Help

lead-yourself-first
Here is a hard truth that we must face: we can’t lead anyone further than we have gone ourselves. It’s hard because, truthfully, it is easier to apply programs and methodologies to anyone other than ourselves. Our leadership and success are completely dependent on who we are and how we take care of ourselves...
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5-ways-to-ruin-a-lesson
We’ve all seen messages that have knocked it out of the park and others that have fallen flat on their faces. With so many teachings out there about homiletics (speaking styles) and exegetics (bible study methods), it can get overwhelming on how to give a good message that will impact our kids’ lives. Instead of a comprehensive look...
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oh-and-im-bisexual
A friend of mine was just at a family gathering talking with one of his nieces. He asked her how she was doing and she answered, “Great. Been going to school, working a lot… oh, and I’m bisexual.” How do you respond to that. . .like Jesus, or more like Grampa after he’s been watching Fox News for the...
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why-home-is-the-best-location-for-youth-ministry
The church was small, and they didn’t have a facility yet, so they had to meet in homes for youth group. "Had to." Interesting… years later they got a building, a youth room, big speakers, cool lights… and the effectiveness of the youth group dwindled. Was this just a fluke thing... or is there something about homes?
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the-secret-sauce-to-game-leading
Have you ever been leading a game and things suddenly…are just “right?” There is laughter, energy, and true play. Volunteers are building relationships and memories with the students. It is like magic.Have you experienced the opposite? A game that has flopped so badly you wonder if it would be easier to get the kids to memorize Leviticus?Game leading is...
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