Success isn’t always measured in numbers, especially in ministry. Are you measuring by Biblical outcomes for your youth ministry?
Are youth pastors uncommitted to long-term service in youth ministry? Barna’s recent study, The State of Youth Ministry, discovered that the bulk of youth pastors (39%) currently serving the American
We all need to recharge our batteries from time to time. Let’s face it. Many of us youth leaders have a sense of being continuously “on call.” Twenty-four/seven we’re always
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
Have you ever felt like giving up in ministry? Of course you have! Every youth leader at some time or another has wondered if their ministry would be better off
A disciple multiplication strategy takes time to develop. Like onions, ogres have… I mean, youth ministries have layers… Think about it. You have follow-up, baptism, classes, games, events, curriculum, parties,
Halfway through a college semester, a professor discovered that a student was retaking her course. Doubting that the student had failed the course the first time around, she checked her
It’s youth night and you’re ready to give the message. As the students pile into the youth room and take their seats, you notice James sitting by himself. Thinking back
Almost every youth ministry shares a similar goal: To multiply the ministry through the love of Christ. Yet growth can be a controversial topic for a lot of ministries. There
The book of Acts is chock-full of stories describing explosive gospel advancement. Each chapter captures incredible happenings of God moving in and through the lives of the first century believers.
One of the most exciting parts of being a youth leader who lives out a Gospel Advancing Ministry is witnessing students put their faith in Christ for the first time.
A psychology professor at a prominent university knew her students expected a terrifyingly long, final exam. Being the psychology professor that she was, she decided to toy with her students’
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