Evangelistic Youth Ministry

TLH048: How to Foster an Evangelistic Youth Ministry

What does it take to see students in your youth ministry actively and consistently sharing their faith? Getting students to live out and share their faith can be tough.  I mean let’s be real, getting them to see their schools as a mission field and notice the lost around them can be difficult.  Getting them to actually share the gospel?  Well, that’s another thing altogether. In this episode Greg Stier from Dare2Share Ministries offers up a ton of wisdom.  In this interview you’ll learn the values that exist in an evangelistic youth ministry, what it means to be a gospel …

TLH047: 6 Reasons Youth Pastors Leave Youth Ministry

What might it be that causes you to leave youth ministry? Maybe that’s easy to answer.  Maybe you feel like you’re there now. There are lots of reasons you could leave youth ministry.  I’ve shared previously seven reasons that could be legitimate considerations. Unfortunately most of the time, it isn’t these that drive us away. Youth Ministry is tough.  Really tough. And sticking it out for the longer haul is harder that one would think. In this episode I’m sharing six reasons that Youth Pastors leave youth ministry.  Sometimes it means leaving a current position for another.  Sometimes it means …

Downshift in Your Youth Ministry

TLH046: When You Need a Downshift In Your Youth Ministry

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed, on the verge of burnout, and need a downshift in your youth ministry? One of the MAJOR keys to sticking around and have longevity in your youth ministry is being able to recognize and navigate slowing down from time to time.  Sometimes slowing now allows you to do more later. In this episode Justin Knowles shares awesome practical steps to take when you need a downshift in your Youth Ministry.  In this interview you’ll learn how to recognize when you need to downshift, what that looks like, and how to go about …

TLH045: Reaching Post-Christian Students in Youth Ministry

Let’s be honest the culture has shifted drastically.  We can no longer assume that the teens who come into our ministry have an understanding of even the basics of the Christian faith.  This drastically changes how we minister to youth. So what are the keys to reaching these post-christian students in our youth ministries? In this episode Kolby Milton and I tackle this and more.  In this interview you’ll learn the things you need to do, evaluate and consider how to reach these students in your community. Links mentioned: YouthMinistryMedia.com Resources mentioned in this Podcast: Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World: A …

TLH044: Surviving a Downturn in Youth Ministry Numbers

If you stay in youth ministry long enough you will face a season of a downturn in your youth ministry numbers.  Knowing how to push through this and strengthen your ministry in light of it is essential.  If though you manage this well you can actually come out stronger in the end having gone through this. Managing this well helps keep you from being discouraged, helps you communicate what success really is for your ministry, and helps you strengthen those within your ministry.  It isn’t a matter of if this will happen, rather it is one of when it will happen. In …

Secrets to a Great Guest Speaker

TLH043: Secrets to a Great Guest Speaker

Bringing in a guest speaker for you youth can be a great thing…or it can go terribly wrong.  So what are the secrets to a great guest speaker? In this episode Chase Snyder and I tackle this and more.  The secrets to a guest speaker aren’t complicated, but they are really important.  In this interview you’ll learn the things you need to do, ask, and consider BEFORE you bring them in so you can avoid disaster and make sure you bring in a great guest speaker. Links mentioned: MinistryBubble.com Resources mentioned in this Podcast: Evernote Evernote Essentials Slack Trello Fuge Camps …