4 Characteristics of Great Teams

With the sports season in full swing, you may be thinking that this is a sports post. Well, it is not. Look, I am a huge fan of all sports, and recently the importance of great teams got me thinking about the team that I serve with in the church. There are many characteristics thatContinue reading “4 Characteristics of Great Teams”

How to Plan an Effective Parent Meeting

Okay, we get it, we are supposed to connect, engage , and release parents to be the primary disciplers of their teenagers. I do not think many youth pastors would argue with the fact that this is part of our job description as youth pastors. The question is how? How do we go about becomingContinue reading “How to Plan an Effective Parent Meeting”

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”

A Post for New Youth Pastors

I have been in full-time youth ministry now for only 6 years. I have tons to learn, but am trying to learn consistently how to be a better leader and a youth pastor. I had the privilege to be a youth intern for 3 years before becoming full-time. I want to share a few thingsContinue reading “A Post for New Youth Pastors”

5 Monday Reminders to Small Group Leaders

I believe that small groups are essential and the best way to do effective student ministry in today’s culture. To have an effective small group, you must have an effective small group leader. I would venture to say that the effectiveness of your small group ministry hinges on the small group leaders. You get theContinue reading “5 Monday Reminders to Small Group Leaders”