What You Should Be Doing With Your First Few Months In Youth Ministry

What am I supposed to be doing?” That was the question that ringed in my head the first day I started in youth ministry. It’s a question many of us have and how you answer it matters.

Your first 6 months in ministry matter. They will not only impact your first year in ministry but the foundation you need to create. Instead of sitting at your desk, wondering what to do first:

How To Deal With Conflict Before It Happens

When you have a problem with a coworker how do you handle it? Do you ignore it, or fight back? While you can’t avoid it, how you deal with it before it happens matters.

You can’t always predict conflict but there are behaviors and circumstances that cultivate it. To prevent big blow ups and ugly tension forming it’s important to: 

Feeling Overworked? Here are 5 Principles To Help You Embrace A Healthy Work Week

Did you ever feel guilty for ignoring an email or phone call? Are you afraid to take time off from work because you don’t want people to think you are a slacker?

If you are working well over your hours on a regular basis then it’s time to make some adjustments. And maybe you know that, but you don’t now how.

Why You Are Making It Difficult For Parents

3 Steps That Will Create A Healthier Relationship Between You, Mom And Dad

If you’ve been in ministry long enough you know that connecting with parents can be a struggle. But, what if we were the problem?

What if we were the reason parents seemed irrational, unruly and apathetic? What if it was us making it difficult for parents?

Do You Want Youth Ministry To Have A Bigger Influence On The Church? Here’s Your Plan

3 Steps To Increase The Need For Youth Ministry In Your Church

Who’s had a huge influence on your life? Was it a parent or a teacher?Is it your child or maybe a teen in your ministry? If age doesn’t matter when it comes to influence then why do churches tend to separate them with certain programming?

Too often youth ministry can be seen as a burden to a church, when really it’s an opportunity to impact every generation. Recently I was listening to an interview with leadership guru, Ken Blanchard (You can listen to that interview HERE) where he discussed the power of cross generational mentoring. Instead of a young person only learning from someone older, it’s an opportunity