Attn: Youth Pastors, I highly encourage you to check out what my friend Terrace Crawford is doing. He wants to coach 10 youth pastors. Here is some information from his blog regarding this opportunity- “I’m looking to come alongside of 10 (yes, only 10!) rookie youth pastors (who have been in the field for 5 years or less) over the next 5 months. Numerous youth pastors have been through my network (from all over the United States) and have found this network to be not only affordable, but effective, in helping them be successful in their own Student Ministries. If … Continue reading Terrace Crawford Coaching Network Opportunity
Do you want some practical and personal training to more effectively develop your leadership skills in youth ministry? Many of us could use a service like this at an affordable price. Terrace Crawford has provided this, and I would like to share this opportunity with you today: “Every 6 months I come alongside 10 youth workers who have only been in the field for 5 years or less and mentor them as part of The Youth Worker Coaching Network, that I founded in early 2011. The deadline to apply for my next round of Coaching (which begins in September!) is this Friday, August 31st and I hope … Continue reading Need a Youth Ministry Coach?
My friends over at youthmin.org have provided great free resources for you to use in your student ministry. As we have come through summer and have kicked off the new school year, a new year of student ministry has kicked off! With this comes youth leader training! Do you ever wonder about material to train leaders? Youthmin.org has provided some free resources to help you in training your youth leaders. Here are some of the resources that come with this freebie: Training Manual Hotel Guidelines Application Student Leader Covenant There is more to it than just these things too. So … Continue reading [Freebie Friday] Youth Leader Training Resources
Small group discussion is so important, and really is the place where the Word can be applied as much as any other time. Generating discussion is tough for leaders, but is extremely important to having an effective small group discussion. I want to give you some ideas to help facilitate positive discussion in your small group: Be patient– On your first night, the small group discussion is not going to be extremely deep if it is your first time with this small group. It takes time, and be patient on it. Do not be discouraged if you leave feeling like the discussion was … Continue reading Tips on Facilitating Effective Discussion During Small Groups
Recently in our student ministry, we have had some big meetings with our students’ parents and the small group leaders. In these meetings, we decided to do some humorous videos to kick things off. I hope that these are entertaining, but also possibly something that you guys can use for fun with your leaders sometime. The titles of the videos are: The 5 Keys to Effective Parenting & The Small Group Leader’s 5 mottos Enjoy!!! Continue reading Parenting & Small Group Leadership Videos
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 much-needed vacation, and our baby girl was scheduled to be born. It was extremely hectic as you can imagine. Then came Mark Etheridge! What an answer to our prayers? Mark grew up in the student ministry here, and is at Liberty University studied for student … Continue reading Reasons to try and hire interns in your student ministry
I love attending conferences. I do not get to attend very often, but when I do, it is always a very refreshing time, training time, connecting time, and restful time. I love going to conferences to receive training about leadership and student ministry. One conference that I have never been too, but I would love to go someday is the Orange Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. I wanted to share a couple of different ways that you can register to receive a FREE ticket to the Orange Conference: Here are some important details about the Orange Conference: Date: April 25-27, 2012 … Continue reading Orange Conference Ticket FREE giveaways