5 Ways to Lose a Volunteer

In youth ministry, we are always trying to get more adults on board with raising up the next generation and equipping them for a lifetime of faith. Recruiting volunteers is no easy task, and landing a high-capacity leader is even more difficult. After all, we want more than warm bodies leading our students, we want leaders who are fully invested, …

Biblical Worldview and the Way We Teach Children

How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Way We Teach Our Children Dr. Timothy Paul Jones To have a biblical worldview is to interpret every aspect of our lives—including our relationships with children—within the framework of God’s story. At the center of God’s story stands this singular act: In Jesus Christ, God personally intersected human history and redeemed humanity at a …

Attendance and Spiritual Growth

Time flies! It has been nearly a year since I was called to my current church as a full time youth minister. During my first few months I got to know all of my students. I met this awesome girl who I will call Kim. She was one of our older high school students and was a member of a family …

The Necessity of Winter Retreats

As Youth Workers, we should always be able to explain our “why.” To be more specific, we should always be ready to give an account of why certain events made our yearly calendars. In my context, we use our mission statement to vet everything we do. If a certain idea or event doesn’t pass the filter of our mission statement… …