Videos for Student Ministry

HEYOOO!I would love to tell you about a NEW RESOURCE for STUDENT MINISTRY!I can't tell you how many times people in our YouthMin.Org private Facebook Community post the day of youth group, "Hey, does anybody have a video for ______?"I usually hit up Google and give half-serious, half-kidding, but all-terrible videos for them.  I can't blame... Continue Reading →

Giving Constructive Criticism @youth_min

This post originally appeared here:  http://www.youthmin.org/constructive-criticism/ Confrontation.  It’s hard, it’s messy, but it’s needed. So how do you give constructive criticism to someone in a way that isn’t rejected? I’m going to present a method to give it in a way that makes the other person feel like “Hey, I’m doing a good job, I... Continue Reading →

Youth Pastors and Self-Promotion

This post originally appeared here: http://www.youthmin.org/quit-promoting-yourself/ How many times have I unfollowed someone on Twitter because they link to their blog every hour? How many times have I rolled my eyes in a Facebook group for youth pastors because I ask a question, and instead of interaction I get linked to a blog? How many times have... Continue Reading →

Can a Woman Be a Youth Pastor? @youth_min

This post originally appeared here: http://www.youthmin.org/can-a-woman-be-a-youth-pastor-yes/ I have grown up in the Southern Baptist Convention, a denomination of Christianity that has more conservative and traditional views of leadership.  I was always told that as a disciple of Jesus Christ, it was my responsibility to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth.  However, I saw... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Your Ministry Needs Women Leaders @youth_min

This post originally appeared here: http://www.youthmin.org/5-reasons-your-ministry-needs-women-leaders/ Your youth ministry needs women leaders.  Before we start arguing the theology of women in ministry, I want you to hear me out:  The purpose of this post is not to advocate for ordained women, or women pastors, or to argue the Pauline view of women. The purpose of this... Continue Reading →

Making a Ministry Transition? You’re Not the Only One!

Recently, YouthMin.Org's contributors have been going through quite a few transitions in ministry.  This Monday, one contributor started their first day at his new church.  Last Sunday, another contributor was hired at a new church.  A few months ago, another contributor was promoted within his church.  Last year, I can count of at least two... Continue Reading →

Standards in Youth Ministry @youth_min

This post originally appeared here: http://www.youthmin.org/standards-in-youth-ministry/ Sometimes I feel the most humbling lessons I learn in ministry come straight from looking at what my teenagers are struggling with.  This week? One of the things I feel like I’ve been pounding into my teenagers lately is the fact that we set extremely unrealistic standards for ourselves, standards... Continue Reading →

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