Digital discipleship is essential if we want to disciple this generation. Check out the Orange Masterclass to create a digital discipleship strategy for your church!
This time of year, we are recapping the top three things 2022 has taught us about youth ministry. Check it out and reflect on the amazing year we’ve had!
You’re ready to use XP3 in your youth ministry, but you have to convince your leadership first. We got you! Here are 5 tips for pitching XP3 curriculum.
Want your combined youth ministry to thrive? Let’s get phase-specific! Here are some tips to make your ministry effective for both MS and HS students.
When it comes to building a teaching team for your youth ministry, you want to select just the right people! Ask these questions when building your team.
It’s not easy to select the right content for a combined middle & high school environment. Here are a few tips on planning content that suits both phases!
We have all been there. We show up to small group, and we’re the only person who showed up to small group. Confession: I have led middle school small groups where zero students show up. I have also led small groups where sometimes it’s just one student. I’d love to say that every student in […]
Today’s kids were already facing mental health problems. Now they feel delayed by the pandemic, and it’s added to their anxiety levels. According to Barna research, 82 percent of Generation Z members believe they’ve been traumatized. While it sounds extreme, many of them feel: Postponed. Pushed aside. Penalized. This group of teens believe part […]
If you have spent any time with middle or high school students you know one thing is true. Freedom matters to them. Often, they want more freedom or become overwhelmed with the freedom they do have. The truth is that many middle and high school students can be motivated by freedom. That’s why we believe […]
As much as I wish students would clear their calendars and see weekly youth ministry programming as a not-to-be-missed part of their week, it just isn’t. And that’s okay, because attendance is one thing. But it isn’t EVERYTHING. (Can someone please tell that person who always asks “good turn out last night?”) The reality […]
Building a teaching team will make you a better student ministry leader. Now, I know. You might be thinking something like: “I don’t have time to build a teaching team! I barely have time to recruit new small group leaders. How in the world can I take the time to find other people to speak […]
Deep inside every person is a desire to be welcomed and wanted. Many communities across the United States are rapidly diversifying and youth pastors need tools to create spaces where youth of all races are welcomed and wanted. This may seem daunting, but it’s doable with attention and intention. Celebrating Diversity in Your Youth […]