Growing up, I was never involved in the church. It wasn’t until three years after I was saved at a church event that I became a member of a church and got involved. While I was there as a high schooler, the student ministry made a huge impact on my life. The things that stood … Continue reading The Impact Student Ministry Makes
Serving in the role of a Pastor in a local church brings excitement to me. Every time I walk up to the pulpit to preach or the table in the youth building to proclaim God’s word, joy runs through my body. I am thankful that at the age of 15 years old I was called … Continue reading The Love for a Spouse
Student ministry changes lives forever. After serving in student ministry for the last 14+ years, I can confidently say that student ministry has drastically changed. From the way students interact and engage with their understanding of spiritual matters, it is different. Students’ mindsets have evolved with our culture. The time of students coming to a … Continue reading Scorecard in Ministry
The Middle School years are some of the most challenging years for those students within your ministry. Middle School students sometimes can have a bad reputation within our ministries. Throughout the years I have found the value in our sixth to eighth graders and here are five ways that you can value you Middle School … Continue reading 5 Ways to Value Middle Schoolers
Serving in student ministry for 14 plus years has allowed for many different scenarios to play out in people’s lives. One of the keys to a fruitful student ministry is to partner with parents. Students have many different things tugging at them from school, sports, jobs, and extracurricular activities. When it comes to church, we … Continue reading Partnering with Parents in Student Ministry
A new year and a new season come to mind in January. Student Pastors across America look at the new year through a different lens. It could bring thoughts of Disciple Now weekends on the horizon or even Winter Conferences with their student ministries. Student Pastors could also see January and the new season … Continue reading A Refreshing Season
Every year I get excited about Christmas and what it means for the world. Christians around the globe celebrate salvation and the birth of our Savior who came into the world to die on the cross for our sins. I always share with our student ministry that Easter and Christmas go together. We celebrate the … Continue reading Where is Christmas?