As I talk with other student pastors, I find that one of the most frustrating things in student ministry is leading a successful parent meeting. The reasons that this is difficult and frustrating are varied. Parents do not attend the meetings Parents seem to be bored when they attend I cannot seem to engage parentsContinue reading “7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Parent Meeting”
By: David Sheldon I believe that every person should do something that they love, and for me, that’s being a youth pastor. As a youth pastor, I work with some of the most incredible teens on the planet and love every minute of it. Well, most minutes of it. Sure, it involves a lot ofContinue reading “Tips on Searching for a Youth Pastor Position”
As you know, my position has changed and evolved quite a bit over the last 2 months. I accepted a family pastor position after serving as a student pastor for 7 years. This was a very difficult decision. It was tough for my wife and I, but we are confident that this was the planContinue reading “5 Regrets I Have From My Years in Youth Ministry”
I am a planner. I enjoy planning ahead. I was thinking this morning about the youth ministry calendar, and wondering how far out do other youth pastors plan their calendar out for.
When I graduated Bible College, I became the youth pastor at my home church. I grew up in the church since I was 5 years of age, and now as a 21-year-old young man who just graduated from Bible College, I would become the youth pastor at that church. This happens regularly, and I wantContinue reading “Thoughts on becoming the youth pastor at your home church”