Be Present—Even When They Aren’t

Be Present—Even When They Aren’t

As we are wrapping up the summer vacation, it’s important to remember that our students become more and more busy as they mentally prepare to return to school for the new year. Rising juniors may have things like impending graduation tests on their mind, and rising...
Be A Great Host

Be A Great Host

Every youth group plays games. Whether you have a group of 10 or 210, there’s a good chance that games are a staple part of your large group program. Sometimes you will play stage games, and other times, you will play games that involve everyone in the room. It is...
Following the Leader

Following the Leader

We’ve all been there. It’s a Wednesday night. If you’re a volunteer, you may have already put in an 8-10 hour day at your job. If you’re church staff, you’ve probably been at the church all day. Either way, you’re exhausted. The youth pastor tells you about the crazy...
Fresh Starts and Goal Setting

Fresh Starts and Goal Setting

It’s a new year. A new year always brings a fresh breath, maybe some crazy resolutions, and a new semester in student ministry. As leaders, sometimes we can get into a point where we kind of feel like we have our lives together (or at least in comparison to the...

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