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  • How Do I Become a Youth Pastor?
    July 13, 2020 Robbie Crawford

    How Do I Become a Youth Pastor?

    The main question we want to talk about today is, how do I become a youth pastor? It's an interesting question because, unlike most careers, there seems to be a stigma surrounding it. People don't often discuss calling into the corporate world, lawn care, or even medical fields. Yet when ministry is discussed, we often refer to a "called to ministry" moment.
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  • How to Pick the Right Sunday School Curriculum for Youth Ministry
    June 23, 2020 Andy Blanks

    How to Pick the Right Sunday School Curriculum for Youth Ministry

    I've been a part of curriculum development since the early 2000s. I've seen a little bit of everything. And unless you craft your own curriculum week-in and week-out (which is an option), knowing how to make sense of what's out there is not always an easy proposition.

    I want to offer some guidelines for how to go about selecting the Sunday morning curriculum that's right for you. While there may be more things on your list, these are the most essential elements to consider when deciding what curriculum works best for you.

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  • Don’t Cancel Youth Group in the Summer
    June 15, 2020 Jake Rasmussen

    Don’t Cancel Youth Group in the Summer

    “Our church cancels our normal youth ministry programming during the summer.” I’m surprised how many times I’ve heard this from youth pastors all around the country. It surprises me because there isn’t a church I’ve previously served at that does this. We actually doubled-down on our gatherings during the summer months. Here is why you should do the same!
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  • 5 Mistakes You've Been Making During COVID-19
    May 12, 2020 Robbie Crawford

    5 Mistakes You've Been Making During COVID-19

    If you scramble in anything, in your haste, you are likely to make mistakes. Regardless of if they are big or small, they are still mistakes, and they must be improved to better reach our students. Don't find yourself discouraged and questioning why you're not having a sustained impact on your students’ lives.
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  • My Message To Graduating Seniors
    May 8, 2020 Andy Blanks

    My Message To Graduating Seniors

    Speaking to Graduating High School Seniors? Consider answering the “how” of living a life that matters, a life that ultimately makes a difference. This post by Andy Blanks passes along three important and practical thoughts for high school graduates.
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