Where a people prays, there is the church, and where the church is, there is never lonliness – Dietrich Bonhoffer
Finding the answers to our biggest youth ministry questions is never easy. In fact it can be intimidating. You don’t want to look like you are out of your realm, but asking questions is huge.
The reason I started this site was to help youth ministers, volunteers and church workers find the answers to their questions. One of the ways I enjoy doing that is by introducing you to people and resources that will feed you.
That’s why I’m so excited to share with you a brand new resource from my friends Elle and Kenny Campbell at stuffyoucanuse.org. Here is the breakdown:
Imagine never having to do another fundraiser again. Not possible? Not true. The way to eliminate fundraisers from your youth ministry (and your church) is to start focusing on talking to your teens about giving.
Our church talks about giving throughout the year. It’s a message that trickles down into our teen and kid programs. The motivation is to raise givers and not funds. Givers will fuel the church because they buy into the vision. To be effective in raising next generation givers you need to:
It was our first parent teacher conference and I was a little nervous. I wondered, “What is this teacher going to say about my kid?” and “What does this mean about my parenting?” I needed to know I was doing a good job.
I’ve come to the realization that parenting is so stressful because we don’t want our teens to fail. As a youth minister one of the best ways you support your teens is by supporting the parents as well. To do that you need to know what parents need.
Here are three areas where you can support parents:
Youth ministers, what does your workweek look like? And how would you make it more ideal? Please leave your answers in the comment section.