As I talk with other student pastors, I find that one of the most frustrating things in student ministry is leading a successful parent meeting. The reasons that this is difficult and frustrating are varied. Parents do not attend the meetings Parents seem to be bored when they attend I cannot seem to engage parents … Continue reading 7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Parent Meeting
Every leader understands the importance of recruiting and developing volunteers. It is not rocket science, but so few do this the right way. Why? I believe we recruit people, but not always the right people. Part of being a good leader is not only recruiting people, it is recruiting the right people. So, if we … Continue reading Characteristics Of Prospective Youth Leaders
We have all been hurt in the ministry at some point. In this post, Mark Etheridge from experience shares how to react to being hurt by a ministry that you love.
By: Mark Etheridge When it comes to events in student ministry, it can be a challenge to plan and structure a purpose for what you want to accomplish. When you’re driving in a car, it’s not enough to know where you’re going, but you also have to know how you’re going to get there. I … Continue reading 4 Levels of Events in Student Ministry
Below is information about a counseling conference from my friend, Reba Bowman. I highly encourage anyone in ministry to try to attend this conference if possible to acquire some practical training from some proven counselors. I also would encourage you to consider bringing a few team members that help you in your specific ministry to … Continue reading Ground Zero Training Event with Marty Von
By: Andrew Hale The statistics are clear – churches are closing their doors and ministers are being sidelined at an overwhelming pace. Ministry can be frustrating and tends to wear on the mind and body. Once this feeling of failure begins to overwhelm, the end result of burnout is sure to follow. Burnout comes from … Continue reading 3 Ways to Minimize Burnout in Ministry
By: Jordan Ledwell It’s easy to discuss overcoming challenges when surveying other ministries, but it is much more difficult to look at your church in the mirror and diagnose what every church struggles with in relation to kid’s ministry. This list is definitely not exhaustive, nor is it a checklist for a perfect kid’s ministry, … Continue reading The 5 Greatest Challenges of Kids Ministry