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 must … Continue 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 of … Continue 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 to … Continue 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 at … Continue 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   Making … Continue reading Guest Post: How to Make a New Student or Outcast Feel Welcomed at Youth Group

Featured Resource: Parents, “Are you Listening?”

Parents, I want to challenge and encourage you to check out this great resource! I have shared a couple of videos from this resource before on the blog, but have not had this as a featured resource before. I feel that this should be a featured resource. The resource that I bring before you today … Continue reading Featured Resource: Parents, “Are you Listening?”

[Guest Post] 3 Things Ministry Internships will teach you

I asked Mark Etheridge, our summer intern for the past 2 summers to write a short blog post on internships and what they teach you. You can connect further with Mark below: Twitter Blog "My name is Mark Etheridge and I’ve had the opportunity to be a Student Ministry Intern under Josh for the second … Continue reading [Guest Post] 3 Things Ministry Internships will teach you