Youth Ministry

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Recalibrating Your Ministry’s Rhythm in the New Year

Few youth workers will deny that leading by example is the most challenging aspect of their ministry to students–and anyone who has tried to maintain consistency during the holidays will readily admit that the hectic schedule makes leading by example even more of a challenge than usual. Calendars get slammed, youth meetings are called off …

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Three ‘Buts’ to Consider to Boost Youth Group Attendance in 2022

Every youth leader desires to see more students in their ministry. Leaders invest their energy, time, and often lots of money only to be frustrated by the lack of growth. They might believe that if they have exciting events, awesome facilities, and a great speaker, growth will just happen. This leads to the idea that …

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Thanksgiving Ideas for Your Student Ministry

Thanksgiving is coming! For some, the celebration of this season with decorations, meal planning, and “gobble ‘til you wobble” signs begins strictly on November 1st. Meanwhile, others prefer to confetti their homes with fake leaves and pumpkins starting as early as September. Whatever your preferences, the recurrence of Thanksgiving tradition brings a sense of comfort …

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Five Service Opportunities for Your Ministry This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, you may be looking at your ministry schedule and seeking opportunities to serve in your community. After all, the Bible is clear that our faith is shown by its fruit — good works that bring glory to our Father in heaven (Matt. 7:20). Here are five great ideas you can …

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Three Strategies to Help Your Leaders Grow in Their Ministry

While youth ministry is focused (understandably) on youth, organizers often forget that a crucial part in keeping a youth ministry strong is investing in its leaders. No ministry is run by one person alone! It takes a team, and for a team to function well, it needs to be focused, unified, and growing.  So, here …

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Three Mindsets Necessary to Help Students Build Spiritual Habits

“Habits are unparalleled predictors of long-term outcomes. They affect performance more than talent, intelligence…or decision-making. Yet we struggle to take control of our habits to get the outcomes we want. There are no organizations or individuals without habits. There are only those who deliberately design them and those who do not.” The Power of Habit, …

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