Youth Ministry Hub is a UNIQUE growing collection of in-the-trenched youth ministry resource created, tested and used before they show up here.  Every resources is created to maximize your time, so you can do what you are called to do- SPEND MORE TIME WITH STUDENTS.  We create engaging, done-for-you resources that are complete grab-and-go with minimal effort.  

We believe that planning youth ministry shouldn’t get in the way of DOING youth ministry. 


7-Minute Sundays: Fresh New Way to Do Sunday Mornings

One NightS: Complete, Done-for-You Youth Group Nights

PARENT & FAMILY RESOURCES: discipleship starts at home

GAMES & EVENTS: Keep Your Ministry Fun & Creative

THE YMH BLOG: Real-Life Ministry Hints, helps, & Humor

Top 10: Ran-Dumb Youth Pastor Stereotypes?

Youth Pastor pesky stereotypes about who we are and how [...]

Hints/Helps: Avoiding Youth Ministry Burnout!

Here are just a couple of ways that I have discovered [...]

Ten Popular FREE Big Group Games

TEN POPULAR FREE BIG GROUP GAMES- Every Wednesday, we post [...]

Leader OF Leaders OR A Leader WITH Leaders?

Years ago, I sat on the other side of his [...]

Dan Istvanik is an almost 30-year veteran in youth and family ministry.  He has served in numerous churches around the country in various settings.  He currently serves as a family pastor near Chicago.  He is a nationally-known ministry resource creator, writer, speaker, and coach.  He has been married for over 22 years to his partner in ministry, Melissa, and together they are raising 2 teenagers of their own.
Get to know even more about Dan, by looking over our Speaking and Coaching pages. 

Email Dan: Ministry Questions & Prayer Requests
You can spend your time Googling, looking for youth curriculum or you can just bookmark YouthMin Hub. Dan gets youth ministry and his products and resources make that evident.  – Paul Turner, Disciple Project Ministries.