10 Ways to Make Your Small Group Effective this Year

I have been a small group leader for years and believe in healthy small groups. I now oversee around 15 small groups for our student ministry. I have seen the ineffectiveness of a small group as well as the effectiveness of a small group. I want to share with you the top 10 ways toContinue reading “10 Ways to Make Your Small Group Effective this Year”

5 Things to Look at when Recruiting Youth Leaders

Over the last 2 years, I have learned a lot about youth leaders. I have learned a lot from them, and a lot about recruiting them. Here are a few things that the youth pastor must look into when recruiting youth leaders. Personal Growth– You must have them actively growing as a follower of JesusContinue reading “5 Things to Look at when Recruiting Youth Leaders”

Boundaries for Youth Leaders

It seems like a regular occurrence that I hear about a youth pastor or a youth leader messing up with a teenager sexually. It is sad, but it is the reality. The reality is simple. Anyone of us could fall into this type of trouble without boundaries. Boundaries are there to protect us. Here are a fewContinue reading “Boundaries for Youth Leaders”

5 Dangerous Lies Leaders Believe

Here are a few lies that I was thinking of today about our student ministry that I DO NOT want to believe. You can apply these to any ministry that you are currently involved in: If we had our own space/room, we could do more effective youth ministry– Look, cool youth rooms are awesome. IContinue reading “5 Dangerous Lies Leaders Believe”

My Top 5 Epic Failures in Student Ministry

Have you ever felt like a failure? Okay, we all have at some point, because we all fail. We all do certain things that may be great ideas, but go about it the wrong way, and utterly fail. One thing that I desire is for others’ to learn from my mistakes and failures. I tryContinue reading “My Top 5 Epic Failures in Student Ministry”