Bible Study: The Truths about Hell

Luke 16:19-31 This is one of Jesus's most popular parables. It is the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Lazarus was a beggar and the rich man was in fact rich (since that is what the parable calls him). He had money, and he would not give to Lazarus. Lazarus would beg, and the … Continue reading Bible Study: The Truths about Hell

Bible Study: The Great White Throne Judgment

Revelation 20:11-15: Here we have John writing while on the Isle of Patmos. He is writing about the visions that God has shown him. Here, he gets an incredible glimpse of the Great White Throne judgment. Now, the Bible speaks of two specific judgments. The Judgment seat of Christ. This is where the saved are … Continue reading Bible Study: The Great White Throne Judgment

4 Thoughts to keep students in church after graduation

I blogged a while back about keeping students in church after graduation. You can check it out here. Last week, the topic of discussion from our youth pastor fellowship was about transitioning into the student ministry and out of the student ministry. We discussed several ideas, and it seems that we can boil down to … Continue reading 4 Thoughts to keep students in church after graduation

5 Simple thoughts on Influence

Our pastoral staff had the privilege of going to a pastor's conference in Gatlinburg, TN last week. It was the Timothy Barnabas conference with Dr. Johnny Hunt. This is a great conference, and I highly encourage you to try to attend if at all possible. He gave some great thoughts on influencing others that I … Continue reading 5 Simple thoughts on Influence

Reasons to try and hire interns in your student ministry

As ministry goes, we are in need of more leaders and even sometimes interns to help us effectively do student ministry! Last summer was one of the busiest summers of my entire life. I was juggling moving into a new home, planning for camp, other trips and activities, helping with vacation Bible school, planning a … Continue reading Reasons to try and hire interns in your student ministry

Free Easter Lesson from @ym360

My friends over at youthministry360 have put together this great free lesson for Easter. Easter is an excellent opportunity to share the love of Christ with your students and the people in your community, and youthministry360 have put together a helpful lesson for you. This free lesson comes with sermon outline, handouts, and a PowerPoint presentation. This … Continue reading Free Easter Lesson from @ym360

How to handle students who are intimidating

Have you ever had a student in your ministry who is just flat out intimidating? You might want to just hand over the ministry to this student, because you honestly feel in your heart that they could handle the role as good as you? Well, the student at least thinks and makes that known to … Continue reading How to handle students who are intimidating