Tag Archives: Youth Ministry

Communicating with Students, Parents, and Volunteers

Our friends over at The Youth Cartel are releasing a series of NextGen ministry training videos to help our field learn foundational skills. They are starting with this one: “Communication with Students, Parents, and Volunteers” — and we think it’s an important topic to dig into. Whether you are a brand new NextGen pastor or leader, just getting […]

5 Ways to Really Liven Up Your Youth Events

Today I want to keep it simple. Here are 5 ideas you can implement to make your youth event amazing. Pyrotechnics. Don’t just sing about – hearts, souls, passions – burning. Actually set some stuff on fire! It will not only be visually appealing, and memorable, it will also heat the church. Let’s be realistic here, with the […]

Free Student Discipleship Tool

Some of you know — many of you will not know — that I recently started a new full-time youth ministry role in Bayfield, CO. I’m pretty excited about it. There’s nothing like the privilege of ministering to and reaching the next generation. I’ve been loving every minute! You can check out our new ministry site […]

A Story About A Bug… Kinda

It’s October in South Dakota. October in South Dakota is pretty much like you might expect South Dakotan life to be. The only real differences between September and October here are that the weather is a little cooler, pumpkins are available in the stores and boxelder bugs are out in full force. A few minutes ago, one such Boxelder […]