If you have been in ministry for any amount of time we know we want to preach the Gospel. We want Jesus to change lives. We know people need to admit their need for a Savior. Pride has kept many people from accepting Jesus. Admitting sin and acknowledging that in our own strength we can do nothing to inherit eternal life is a constant stumbling block for prideful people. We are not to boast about ourselves; if we want to boast, then we are to proclaim the glories of God. What we say about ourselves means nothing in God’s work. It is what God says about us that makes the difference (2 Corinthians 10:13). We know this because we teach it.Read More
We're always trying to promote HSM Summer Camp well - this year we've unleashed a music video to help get the word out. Be sure to look for a tuxedo-clad Chip. He oversees all of our customer service here at DYM and is one of the best volunteers at his church, too!JG Read More
In my community, it's officially the end of the year. Schools get out in the next couple of weeks and it seems that between now and then, there's a steady onslaught of end-of-the-year festivities, including parties. In some instances, students have parties in nearly every class to celebrate surviving another school year and to usher in the start of summer vacation.Read More
Summer is near. The weather is getting warmer, students are begining to check out of school and you notice all the events you've planned are getting sooner. Doesn't matter if you've been in ministry a few months or several years, you know it's going to fly by.
While summer is a great time to change things up with your ministry, it can also be a missed opportunity if you don't develop a plan. That means creating a calendar where you:Read More
I got a the chance to guest post for my friends over at Stoked On Youth Ministry. Here is the post I did for them:Read More
My friends over at the High School Ministry at Saddleback Church just released their summer calendar. Like I've presented for years so you could see design/activities, here's the inside look at it. Good stuff, looks like an awesome summer of ministry!Read More
Thought this little video from Youth Specialties was helpful with some good points to help you navigate staff transitions at your church or youth ministry. Worth watching it if that is something you're going through!' Read More
Volunteers are valuable, but sometimes having a team of doers is not enough. You need leaders to expand your capacity and take the ministry to a new level. But, when you look at your team all you see is doers. It's frustrating and you wonder, "Why won't people do more?"
Before you start blaming your team for not stepping up, think about what you can do to get the most out of them by answer these 4 questions:Read More