Holy Spirit and Youth Ministry

If we were aware of truly who the Holy Spirit was we would understand that life and ministry is not about us. It is not about our desires. It is not about our comfort zones. It is truly about bringing honor and glory to God. Youth Ministry can be utilized even greater if we put aside our selfish desires, seek God's face, and desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Imagine how many teenage souls we would see come to Christ if our students understood the power and impact they could have through the Holy Spirit!!! Ultimately, imagine how great and prosperous the body of Christ would be if we relied completely on the Holy Spirit!

Teen Statistics In Two Hours

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The typical church service lasts for two hours. This video shows the statistics of other activities over a two hour span.

Are You Building a Kingdom Dream Team?

The dream of the students this summer was that they would have a non-apathetic summer. They are not interested in mundane church programs and sitting around all day in the Florida sun, but a ministry that never stops even on summer break! They believe because Jesus’love and pursuit of His people never stops—why should youth ministry stop this summer?

Six Pressures of Preaching In Youth Ministry

OUCH!  The pressure is slowly killing me... ; )  Keep reading here for six thoughts on how to go about relieving the pressure of preaching in youth ministry.

Is Your Youth Ministry A Secret?

Think about it. Much of our work as youth pastors is done in secret. We plan many of our messages, have meetings, and do youth work in secret. We don’t mean it to be a secret but it just winds up that way. We’re not trying to hide what we do but inadvertently block the view of those who are desperately looking for who we are and what we are all about. 

Youth Ministry Coaching vs. an Interim Youth Pastor

“and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” – 2 Timothy 2:2

Failure Is An Option

I was told numerous times in staff meetings over the years that failure is not an option. But it is and it should be.

Is Youth Ministry A Competitive Sport? Part III

In the last two post I have covered being competitive but not in in competition with other churches or youth ministries. Competitiveness is good. Competition is bad. The difference, I believe, is in the heart.

More Teens Becoming “Fake” Christians

The following is an excerpt from a news article posted on CNN. Thousands of youth workers from around the country will read this article, but what about you. Will you read it? And how will you respond?

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