Youth Ministry Survey

By Jen Bradbury

If you're like me, you're probably interested in what others in youth ministry are doing. You're also probably constantly looking for resources that can help you more effectively minister to the students in your ministry.  

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More Than Just a Give-Away

By Jonathan McKee


If you’ve been in youth ministry for even a minute, you’ve been part of an event that gives away prizes. Here’s a fun way to turn your simple giveaway into something so much more!

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Download Youth Ministry Podcast: Episode 280

By Josh Griffin

Another episode of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast - enjoy the show! #280

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Guest Post: Sweet, Sweet, Chaos

By Justin Knowles

I'm a middle school pastor and we have our small groups meet on Wednesday nights during the school year. Every couple of months they have an "Unplugged" night where they skip the study and do something the group votes on instead.

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No Strings Attached Series Bumper Video

By Josh Griffin

We were really excited about this video we created for the No Strings Attached relationships/sex series this past month. We had a simple but poinant idea on the wite board that turned into this. Enjoy!

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GUEST POST: How to do Great Messy Youth Group Games

By Josh Griffin

How to do messy!

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$19 Youth Group Bundle Covers You From Thanksgiving to the New Year!

By Josh Griffin

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Are You Intentional About Atmosphere?

By Justin Knowles

How much time do you spend thinking about the atmosphere of your service? What do I mean by atmosphere? Atmosphere is the feeling you get when you walk into or up to a gathering. You know, when all "the youths" say, “The vibe is on fleek." That's atmosphere.

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The Force Awakens Killball Promo Video

By Josh Griffin

This video is priceless! We had our killball event last night and it was awesome - I think this promo video helped make it a success. So fun!

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Guest Post: Who’s Behind Your Camera?

By Justin Knowles

Have you seen this video?

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Josh Griffin


Josh is the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. He’s the co- founder of DYM and is the father of 4 who speaks a little, writes a little, Twitters a bit, and blogs a lot.

Blog Authors


Doug Fields

Doug Fields is a 30+ year youth ministry veteran who is the Author of 50+ books, Founder of Simply Youth Ministry, Speaker, Pastor, Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth & Family at Azusa Pacific University, and a Partner in DYM.


Rachel Blom

Rachel Blom is from The Netherlands originally and has youth ministry experience in several countries, both as a volunteer and on staff.


Justin Knowles

Justin Knowles is the Lead Next Gen. Pastor of Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas, CA. He oversees Jr. High, High School and College ministries at the church.


Colton Harker

Colton Harker serves college-age students at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. He loves Jesus, people, life change, and Netflix.


Christopher Wesley

Blogging serving at a Catholic Church. Chris Wesley has been in youth ministry for over 9 years as the Director of Student Ministry at Church of the Nativity in Maryland.


Jen Bradbury

Jen serves as the director of youth ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus and her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. She also blogs regularly at


Neely McQueen

Blogging about girls' ministry. Neely McQueen has been working with students for over 15 years. She works in Student Ministries at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, WA.


Leneita Fix

Author, Speaker, Director Ministry Development for Asian Youth Ministries. Love 22 years of working with youth and equipping others in the trenches in youth ministry.

Geoff Stewart

Geoff Stewart

Geoff Stewart serves the Jr/Sr High School Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey B.C. and doesn't appreciate the jokes about being Canadian (unless they are funny of course).


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the founder of The Source for Youth Ministry and the author of over a dozen books like More Than Just the Talk and Connect.


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