Do you want to spark a Gospel Advancing movement in your youth group? One great way to kick start a new (or renewed) focus on advancing the gospel is to
Value 7 – Programs
The world of youth ministry runs at a million miles an hour, so here’s 4 easy steps to make an annual strategic plan for your ministry to use all year.
If a new kid walked through your youth group’s doors, how would they feel? This week’s Mobilize gives 3 keys for cultivating a visitor-friendly ministry.
Infusing Gospel Advancing priorities into your weekly youth group rundown sheet requires some creativity and forethought. The first step involves trimming some things back in order to make space for more
“Give me five minutes with a person’s checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is,” Billy Graham once wisely observed. In the same way that a checkbook reveals
Do you ever feel like you’re little more than a glorified activities director? As a youth leader, it’s all too easy to fall into this trap, even though what you
Time is one of life’s most precious commodities. It is the only resource that cannot be bought. As a youth leader, you have your students for a limited amount of
Seeing teenagers graduate from youth ministry is a bittersweet moment. After spending several years and countless hours pouring into someone’s life, it is hard to let go. Still, there is
It was a typical afternoon in Paris when a Frenchman wandered his way into an art gallery at the Louvre. Taken aback by the beauty of the paintings, he decided
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe…Does your decision process for choosing curriculum sometimes feel like a shot in the dark? Maybe this describes your experience from time-to-time… The curriculum’s selling points won
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” —Ancient Chinese Proverb Where are you headed? Is your weekly program rundown sheet taking you toward
By Andy McGowan Do you own a calendar or does it own you? In the last decade of youth ministry, I have seen so many pastors burn out, miss opportunities
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