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
Each day of our lives we use numbers. We make estimations on projects, tally up totals in sporting events and make sure our favorite fast food restaurant gave us the
After finishing the all-church announcements one Sunday morning, I sat down next to my wife and whispered, “I just don’t like doing announcements. They always feel so anticlimactic. What’s wrong
Bobby was puzzled with the odd messages left on his voice mail. Friends and family would talk and then say, “Beep.” He discovered the reason for the joke when he
An airline pilot with poor eyesight managed to pass his periodic vision exam by memorizing the eye chart beforehand. One year, his doctor ordered new charts that the pilot had
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
Dare 2 Share wants to help your ministry multiply so that the gospel will continue to advance both in and through your students. Developing and executing a plan for multiplication
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,
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.
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