Leaders: Make Sure Your Students Know These 5 Things

Small group leaders are essential to effective student ministry. As the ministry grows, the youth pastor begins to rely more and more heavily on small group leaders. Students naturally want to open up, but it takes time and relationship building from their small group leader. For the students to experience the most growth, they mustContinue reading “Leaders: Make Sure Your Students Know These 5 Things”

Making the “Stand Out” and the “Sit back” Students a Part of Your Student Ministry

It is easy to make the “stand out” students a huge part of your ministry, because they do just that, they stand out. What about those quiet students who do not stand out in the crowd, but rather quietly attends? Are either more important? No, both are important and both should be a part ofContinue reading “Making the “Stand Out” and the “Sit back” Students a Part of Your Student Ministry”

5 “Old Fashioned” parenting tips it wouldnt hurt to get back too

As society changes, many things change. Culture changes, the church and its methods change, styles change, fads change, and one thing that does change is the way the majority of the parent’s parent their teenager. Parents seem to go through cycles just like culture, and they change and adapt to the culture. I want toContinue reading “5 “Old Fashioned” parenting tips it wouldnt hurt to get back too”

Reasons You Should Do See You At The Pole

Check out this sweet guest post from Colton Harker about “See you at the Pole.” “As some of you know, this Wednesday was the annual event, See You at the Pole. SYATP (See You at the Pole) is a national day of prayer, where students come to school early to pray and worship together atContinue reading “Reasons You Should Do See You At The Pole”

Guest Post: How to Make a New Student or Outcast Feel Welcomed at Youth Group

Here is a guest post from Justin Knowles. I asked him to write on this specific subject, because my heart is that every student comes and feels loved and welcomed. Justin Knowles is the High School Ministry Weekend Coordinator at Saddleback Church. You can check out his blog at http://justinknowlesblog.com and his Twitter at @justinknowles3   MakingContinue reading “Guest Post: How to Make a New Student or Outcast Feel Welcomed at Youth Group”