Students Need Adults

This is a great article from youthministry.com.   I’ll be honest and say that, like the authors, when I was younger and still “growing up” in youth ministry, I thought being a youth worker meant you had to be popular, attractive, charismatic, all kinds of ability, and young, and that by the age of 40, … More Students Need Adults

Are you too busy?

I had the honor of speaking to my youth group on Sunday night.  My topic was “Are you too busy” with Psalm 90 as my Sermon Reference.  I think it went well.  Here’s the lesson, small group questions are at the bottom.

How To Learn About Youth Culture In Your Community

“Use the Culture, to Reach the Culture.”  That was the mantra for Liberty University youth majors back in the ’90’s.   We had outstanding mentors that encouraged us and mentored us to understand the culture of the kids we were going to minister to.   That’s one thing I’ve tried to do over the years, … More How To Learn About Youth Culture In Your Community

10 PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGING CONFLICT IN YOUTH MINISTRY

This goes hand in hand with my previous article about disappointing students.  I’ve probably posted something like this last year, but it’s always good to have this kind of information.  This is also pertinent for handling conflict in general, because life is conflict sometimes.  Don’t  get the wrong idea now, I’m not in any huge … More 10 PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGING CONFLICT IN YOUTH MINISTRY