The Secret Sauce for Youth Ministry

It might not be what you think!

This past weekend there was a Toy Story marathon on TV.  Throughout the weekend I could sit down at any time and jump into this iconic movie trilogy.  As I watched these films, I was once again aware of the   numerous messages that can be taken from these films and one message is evident: the toys care for each other.  These films are great examples of the secret sauce for youth ministry. You’ll be amazed to see what it is!

4 Reasons Why Events are Important for Your Youth Ministry

I am not a big fan of events.

It doesn’t really matter what the event is.  It could be a concert, sports event, or youth convention. I am not sure if it is the crowds or so many distractions but I find events difficult.

In youth ministry I put my personal feelings aside. The reason?  Glad you asked, because events are important in the life of a youth ministry.

Now you cannot build a youth ministry on events but they are important to the youth ministry. I am reminded of this point once again.  This weekend there is going to be a huge and extremely well run youth convention called YC in my city.  I believe this weekend will be so important to the life of so many youth ministries.

Here are 4 reasons why.

3 Clues To Create What Your Students Crave

Do you like sitcoms?

I wonder what it is about sitcoms that we enjoy?  Is it the humor?  Maybe it is they’re a very convenient length?

The reason may be something totally different; something very powerful for you to understand if you are in youth ministry. It is so simple you may just miss it…

5 Ways to Build a Better Retreat and Retreat Planner

Nothing changes teens’ lives

like retreats and extended times away together. A group survey of 1000 teens and many other studies proved that pretty conclusively. But not all retreats are created equally. It’s possible to maximize the impact of a weekend with a few intentional enhancements. Here are 5 ideas that really work: