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

Guest Post: 10 Ways to Lose a Teen’s attention

Quick post—the top ten ways to completely bore and disconnect with those you teach: 1. Say something not worth hearing—This is basic, but if you want people to listen, start by saying something worth hearing. The number one reason we lose the attention of those we teach is that we’re not convincing them that what we … Continue reading Guest Post: 10 Ways to Lose a Teen’s attention

Does your church/student ministry need social networking sites?

If you were to ask what is the best way to share information quickly with the largest amount of people. most people will emphatically suggest facebook or twitter. You see I can tweet right now, and immediately send what I am thinking to hundreds of people. I can post something on facebook and immediately get … Continue reading Does your church/student ministry need social networking sites?