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
In his previous post, Josh Evans discusses why young people leave. In this post, Josh writes about keeping the young adults and what every church can do to attract young adults.
Ever wonder why so many young people are leaving the church after high school graduation? Josh Evans researches this question thoroughly and gives a glimpse of some of the top reasons why young adults leave the church.
By: Mark Etheridge When you walk into a Christian bookstore, you've probably noticed all of the “Christian” merchandise the store offers. Perhaps you were even surprised at what all they did offer. As you make your way up and down the aisles, you will notice a variety of t-shirts, CDs, books, bumper stickers, or even … Continue reading Bursting The Bubble Of The Christian Sub-Culture
PODCAST is LIVE: The podcast will be available online at www.terracecrawford.com/blog, via iTunes, and at www.ThisWeekinYM.com! Every Thursday there will be a new episode. PREMIERE EPISODE: This Week in Youth Ministry - Episode 1: How to Jump Start Your Parent Ministry, featuring Jeremy Lee, the founder of ParentMinistry.net. Plus+ Tony Nolan, speaker on the WinterJam Tour, drops by … Continue reading Terrace Crawford New Podcast is Live
My friend, Terrace Crawford is one of the best in the business when it comes to training those in youth ministry! He is still doing some awesome stuff and I want to share with you the newest awesome thing that Terrace has done. Terrace is launching a youth ministry podcast. The podcast will be entitled … Continue reading “This Week in Youth Ministry” – New Podcast Launches Thursday