There are some harsh realities of the world we find ourselves in. Coronavirus has dramatically transformed our cultural landscape. But if we are looking for a silver lining to the social distancing and the quarantines, it’s that many of us are finding that we’re slowing down and spending more time with our families.Read more
On Wednesday evenings, for 4-weeks starting March 18th, YM360 is bringing youth group to you, right in your home. And it’s FREE. No strings attached.
Youth Group canceled? Take it to your students with Youth Group at Home. For FreeRead more
What if I told you there was still a way to gather even when you can't? Rain, snow, or even the coronavirus can lead to service cancellation. We've compiled a list of options that is sure to keep your youth group thriving even when the room is empty. Let's dive in together!Read more
J. Roger Davis and Zac Condie share some of their thoughts on Spring Break Mission Trips and how you can utilize a few simple tips to improve upon what will already be a fantastic experience for you and your students!Read more
Have you ever had a game that you've played with your students just BOMB? It is common and is something that is important to overcome in your ministry. There are 4 common reasons our games have come up short in the past, and I also believe there are 4 simple solutions to ensure it never happens again. Let’s jump in!Read more
Here at YM360, we know youth leaders wear many hats, so we create high-quality resources and life-changing events which equip you to spend time leading your students in meaningful relationships with Jesus.The YM360 Easter "Vault" offers FREE Bible study lessons and student devotions, perfect for leading up to your Easter services! Download one (or all of them) now! Read more
Easter is a powerful time in the life of every Christ-follower, but also in the life of your ministry. It's a time where we can build on the meaning inherent in the season and lay the foundation for real spiritual growth. But to do so means making sure we're thinking intentionally. If we don't plan to get the most out of it, we likely won't.
So here are five ways that you can make sure your students' Easter experience is everything it should be.Read more
Relationships are easy, right? That's why everyone has different types of relationships, and we talk about them all the time! The older I get, the wiser I become, which is why we need to share this wisdom with our students! So, what do these students need to know when it comes to walking through relationships well? We'll tell you today!Read more
The question we have to ask in regards to Easter is what can we do to make sure that we are doing our best to make Easter an amazing experience for any student that crosses our path. What an encouragement to know that Easter can be the front door for a student coming into a deeper knowledge of God. But we have to make sure we’re ready for the opportunity. Check out 3 ways that you can make Easter amazing for your students this year.Read more
Very few of us will ever encounter students who, though saved by faith and following after God, have no desire to know Him. Much more likely, we have students who know God, who strive to follow Him, and who WANT to know Him more . . . they struggle to understand how. And maybe they aren't alone in this.Read more
Have you tried YM360's Event Resources? Here's an awesome review from a youth worker who DID try them and had a great experience.Read more
We've all been there. We've either put on weekend retreats or have thought to put one on before. I know that Weekend Retreats can be the most important date on your youth ministry calendar and some of the most intimate and crucial time spent with your students. But, as with most things in youth ministry, Weekend Retreats also have a messy and ugly side that you have to combat. If you want to put on your weekend retreat, or if you want your next one to be better than your last, then you need to know and understand these three ugly truths. Plus, we'll share with you just what you can do to overcome all three of them. 1. Peer Pressure Will Affect Your Sign-Ups I guarantee, 9 times out of 10, this is what will happen when you open the registration for your next event: You excitedly open your registration list. The following...
As we begin the new year, I want to go over five things I believe all youth workers should focus on to get the most out of 2020. I'm not calling them resolutions because resolutions themselves are a one-time firm decision. These are goals that will require a year's worth of decisions to reach. Not only can you meet all of these goals, but I believe each of these will allow you to make 2020 matter!Read more
We hope that 2019 has been a fantastic year for you and your youth ministry. We consider it a blessing to have come alongside you in your ministry and equipped you with a number of Articles and Training posts throughout the whole calendar year. Although we hope that every post has been beneficial to you, there were a few that stood out to you and other youth workers like you. And, in case you missed some of them, check out the best Online Articles and Training posts of 2019!Read more
Events are essential, and they are such a vital part of student ministry. Although there are some aspects of retreats that we can't control, there is one crucial aspect that we can control: recruiting adult volunteers. No matter what size ministry you operate, you can always benefit from people helping you. Some leaders have led alone, but the best thrive with help around them. Before we dive into the article, I want to take a moment to speak to those of you who do operate alone. Thank you for the sacrifice you make, and for the countless hours and energy, you have poured into these students. The hope is this article might provide you with some helpful tools to start bringing others into the ministry. If you are someone reading this who operates with a team or group of volunteers, then our hope is this article helps you do this...
Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)For to us, a child is born, to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. May your Christmas be spent celebrating that God loved all of mankind so much that he sent his Son to live among us.Merry Christmas!Team YM360Aaron, Andy, Amy, Angela, Anna, Anna-Kate, Brett, Finn, Hannah, Jake H., Jake R., Laurel-Dawn, Lauren, Lee, Les, Lindsey, Robbie, Roger, Terrance, and Will.
Games are the universal language between adults and students. Games grant people an opportunity to step out of their routine to show a different side of themselves. Here’s the problem with games: coming up with them. We’ve all witnessed incredible games before, and we’ve also seen those games which flopped upon arrival. But how do you re-invent a game after it has become stale? Robbie and Jake want to show you today!Read more
It seems like when our schedule gets a bit lighter during the Christmas season; we can often get less done. We want to spend a few moments today talking about how you can head into this Christmas season with an intentional spirit to use this month as a youth ministry reboot.
We believe there are four things you can do to give your ministry that extra energy when 2020 rolls around!Read more
You’ve heard of the 12 Days of Christmas, but what about 12 of the most popular international Christmas songs? In keeping with the Christmas spirit, we’ve compiled a list of Christmas themed songs from around the globe (including an excerpt of the lyrics!). You may recognize more than you realize. Enjoy!Read more