7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Parent Meeting

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 with small group leaders What do I do at a parent meeting? Because of these reasons, many student pastors never really connect with many parents in their student ministry because of their struggle in hosting effective parent meetings. Here is what we must remember, parent … Continue reading 7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Parent Meeting

Bursting The Bubble Of The Christian Sub-Culture

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 some “testamints.” It’s really the Christian hub for any good Christian who wants to separate himself from the world and demonstrate to his lost friends that he is a “real” or “sold out” follower of Christ. Or is it? Many of the things I’ve listed … Continue reading Bursting The Bubble Of The Christian Sub-Culture

Terrace Crawford New Podcast is Live

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 to talk about how you can prep your students for events. Terrace Crawford also gives you the scoop on how you can win a GoPro!   RUNNING TIME:   56 minutes. Episodes to follow will be 35 min. Continue reading Terrace Crawford New Podcast is Live

“This Week in Youth Ministry” – New Podcast Launches Thursday

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 “This week in Youth Ministry.” This podcast will primarily feature conversations among today’s youth workers and hopefully resource youth workers in a BIG way. The podcast will be available online, via iTunes, and at www.ThisWeekinYM.com! The podcast officially launches on Thursday, February 19th!! If you love youth … Continue reading “This Week in Youth Ministry” – New Podcast Launches Thursday