I love events and outings with youth (With the exception of lock-ins…they are evil), but they shouldn’t be the backbone of anyone’s ministry. You need something that’s going to help teens grow deeper and wider in their faith.
At our church that’s through MESSAGE SERIES. A message series is taking a specific theme or topic and digging into it over 3 to 6 weeks. It allows teenagers to process some heavy life and faith topics. It attracts newcomers and gives your ministry a flow. While there are several ways to develop a message series we start by:
Mobile devices aren’t going anywhere. Every year it seems like the age gets younger and younger when a teen get his or her first phone. While more and more of the next generation get their hands on a mobile device you have to wonder:
4 Practices To Help You Get Ready For The Beginning Of The Year
Life gets crazy around this time of year. Summer is winding down (for some of us it’s over) and a full year of ministry awaits. There is content to write, ministers to recruit and it feels like a wave that’s going to crush you.
Breathe, because you can do this. The weeks leading up to something big, like the beginning of a season or a large event, can be daunting. You beg God to survive, but what if you could do more. If you want to thrive during times of pressure:
Recruiting and training volunteers can be a tough task. In this video blog Chris talks about some of the things he’s learned over the years. This video post is a part of the Summer Ministry Vlog Week 16 #SMVWeek16.
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