Get Your Game Face On! What if the teens don’t like the game? What if the game is a flop? How can I get more game ideas? These questions are normal for anyone who has been working in the youth ministry for any amount of time. We want to focus on the most important thing, […]
The Evangelistic Youth Ministry, If you grew up, like I did, in an American church youth group, it’s likely you will resonate with the following description of American youth ministry. You spent an hour or two a week in a “youth room,” sitting on folding chairs or donated couches, singing (with or without the aid […]
PERSONAL NOTE: On Thursday, December 2, 2021, the world lost a giant in youth ministry. Mel Walker was a mentor, friend, and surrogate uncle to me. He was always willing to talk, pray, and guide me through the path of personal and ministry life. We spoke regularly about the future of youth ministry. I can […]
Short Term Mission Success… From Guest Writer Shane Thacker7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the […]
Hint/Help: Discussing the Uvalde Shooting… Living in this digital age ensures one thing: a teen’s convictions are being formed through the exchange of beliefs. The recent shooting in Texas has caused many to start probing deeper and deeper questions. Students are no exception. While social media has been the prime platform for the wide range […]
Five Indoor Messy Games Tips- Messy Games are a staple of youth ministry, right up there with lock-ins and Mountain Dew. But does it mean we have to ditch the mess and sit quietly instead when the weather is uncooperative? No! Messy Games are huge, gross spectacles outside, but you can scale them to fit […]
On Thursday, December 2, the world lost a giant in youth ministry. Mel Walker was a mentor, friend, and surrogate uncle to me. He was always willing to talk, pray, and guide me through the path of personal and ministry life. We spoke regularly about the future of youth ministry. I can honestly say, I […]
Youth ministry can be one of the most amazing and rewarding jobs, but it can also be one of the most draining and exhausting. Make sure you continue to take time to recharge, refresh, and relax.