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Created on Thursday, 10 April 2014 / Preaching
Tags: Jared Moore, bleed, call, ministry, Christian, internship, youth pastor, bubble, scripture, naive, Jesus Christ, expectations, David Platt
Has God called you to the ministry? After being raised by Christian parents and attending evangelical churches for 17 years, I repented and trusted in Christ alone for my salvation. A year later, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 / Youth
Tags: Youth groups, National Center for Family Integrated Churches, John Blanchard, Rock Church, youth ministries, statistics, youth pastor, desertion, church, entertainment, flaws, safe place, counter ...
A recent study conducted by the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC) concluded that youth groups are to blame for the high dropout rate of young adults in church attendance. Their findings ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 / Youth
Tags: Kurt Johnson, bomb, youth ministry, youth pastor, mission, timing, agenda, engagement, defensive, conversation, Saddleback Church
For most youth workers, few things in ministry are as dreaded as navigating conflict—especially when it comes in the form of an angry parent or frustrated volunteer and when it comes suddenly and unexpectedly. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 30 August 2013 / Youth
Tags: More than Dodgeball, Leneita Fix, youth pastor, cold sweat, clammy palms, sinking feeling, broken arm, camping, biking
It begins with a lump in the throat, followed by a cold sweat and clammy palms, and it finishes with a sinking feeling. It’s the moment you realize you’ve “failed” in youth ministry. Today I thought I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 / Youth
Tags: Tony Morgan, church health, studentsd, attendance, engagement, youth pastor, worship services, commitment, serving, leading
Last week I launched a series of articles on measuring church health. We began by looking at average children’s ministry attendance. This week, we’ll focus on students. For the churches we’ve worked with ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 / Administration
Tags: Youth pastors, Senior pastors, feedback, loving, review, board meeting, job description, instincts, organization, retreat, youth worker, complaint
Dear Senior Pastor, Yours is a tough job. The responsibility buck stops with you, and I get that totally. The list you’re about to read is said with love and familiarity with both “pairs of shoes,” and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 / Youth
Tags: Matt Maiberger, equip, students, preach, youth pastor, calling, full-time ministry, invest, relationally
When I was 16 years old, I had my first opportunity to preach in a church service. I was nervous as could be. I could feel my heart pounding in my chest. For some strange reason, my youth pastor felt it ... [ +++ ]

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