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Helping youth leaders empower
students to reach their world.
Helping youth leaders empower
students to reach their world.


Soul Fuel

Is God Like the NSA?

(Who’s watching me) I don’t know anymore Are the neighbors watching me? Well, is the mail man watching me? (Tell me who’s watching) And I don’t feel safe anymore Oh,

Prioritizing Evangelism

9 Evangelism Insights that Will Transform Your Ministry

We all want to see spiritual fruit come from our ministries – deeper discipleship, more new believers, excitement among our teens, ownership of their faith, actions following beliefs…but how do

Discipleship, Teaching Teens to Follow Jesus

Combating Teen Angst

How do you go about helping your students replace their typical teen angst with the joyful, abundant life Jesus’ has called His followers to? One practical, pivotal way to help

Student Ministry Preaching

Say What? Learning to Lead with Questions

Sometimes the most awkward part about sharing the gospel is just bringing it up. While I’m the guy who coined the phrase “Awkward is Awesome,” over the years I’ve gathered

Discipleship, Teaching Teens to Follow Jesus

4 Ideas to Make the Most of Graduation

Spring fever is upon us! Green grass, warm evenings, spring sports, prom, senior skip day… Spring also means high school graduation is just around the corner. Your seniors’ rite of

Prioritizing Evangelism

For God So Loved the…Look! It’s a Butterfly!

Distractions, distractions, distractions. In a fast-paced youth ministry world full of teen drama, trying parents, texts and Tweets, distractions often rule. It’s sometimes easy to forget the central tenet of

Discipleship, Teaching Teens to Follow Jesus

Get ‘em in the Game

You’re the coach, not the star player, when it comes to student ministry. Your primary job is not to lob the passes and score the points; rather, it’s to coach

Prioritizing Evangelism

How Often Should I Give the Gospel?

Some of us came of age in churches where evangelism was just one more compartmentalized topic on the calendar – something that was addressed infrequently, checked off and safely packed

Prioritizing Evangelism

Don’t Be a Moron

I’m referring here to morons of the “oxymoron” variety. Seriously, have you ever thought about the logical contradiction that comes when we string together these two words:  apathetic evangelical. Consider

Gospel Advancing Ministry

Shifting Your Students’ View of Their World

As you strive to turn your youth ministry ship toward a more evangelism-focused direction, it’s critical that you begin to help your students see their world with fresh, new eyes.

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