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?
The following list of 5 books are books that over the last few months I have found pivotal for parents who have a teenager. I have compiled this list as a Youth Pastor sharing some resources with parents. Any questions or comments you can leave below in the comment section. The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage … Continue reading Top 5 Books for Parents of Teenagers
The following list is in no specific order, but these are books that we think you need to read as a Youth Pastor. Every Quarter we will update the reading lists, but these are the first five books we recommend for any Youth Pastor to read. Disclaimer: Not all books were written or published in … Continue reading Top Five books for Youth Pastors as of December 2017
Everyone needs a cheerleader in their corner to celebrate life with. Having someone to support and celebrate us is invaluable in developing self-esteem and fulfilling our need to be loved. As youth leaders, we have a profound opportunity to impact students; impact that goes far beyond the Bible lessons we teach and wisdom we impart. … Continue reading Celebrating Life With Students