Category Archives: Ministry Ideas


Book Review: Rural Youth Ministry

Rural Youth Ministry by Brent Lacy Simply Youth Ministry's EveryDay Youth Ministry Series has churned out another complete success in Rural Youth Ministry.” Brent Lacy captures the essence of what it means to be a Rural Youth Minister. I have … Continue reading

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A Tale of Passion vs. Calling

This is a brief synopsis of my call and my passion and how I discerned between the two. Calling Felt In my first college, SUNY Cortland, I felt called to enter youth ministry.  I attempted to tell one pastor who … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets: How not to be a stereotypically bad youth worker (Series)

Dodging Bullets Series Ran through September, I am giving you an overview of the characters and influences of Bad Youth Ministry by stereotypically bad youth ministry. Click the following links to learn more about each tragic character. Intro Defiant Dan … Continue reading

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New Resource: 99 Thoughts on Caring for your Youth Group

99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group     99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group (link) 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group (link) Description from SimplyYouthMinistry.com Being a youth worker means being more than a … Continue reading

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Goal Setting

Vision Vision is necessary in all ministry. Vision is what helps you dream and see the potential in yourself and your ministry. Vision will also help you attract leaders and volunteers. Dream big dreams. Goals Goals should be made to … Continue reading

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Spirit-Filled Social Work

Spirit Filled Social Work Recently found: Spirit Filled Social Work, a great blog by @SOWKConfessions.  Here is an excerpt from their latest blog: Spirit Filled Social Work Understanding the purpose and presence of the Holy Spirit is not something that … Continue reading

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Unrealistic Expectations of a Youth Ministry Spouse

Saw this post today from Benjermcveigh.com and thought it would be good to share a bit of this story with you.  I hope it resonates with you and your ministry: Assuming and expecting that a youth pastor’s spouse will always … Continue reading

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#SYMC general session 4

Phil Bell opens up about ministry burnout. Tim Timmonds worship set coming up. Watch at simplyyouthministry.tv Rick Lawrence on Sabbath God gives us Sabbath. Lifetree Cafe Experience Church sponsored outreach strategy. On crushed dreams: those Who succeed have these traits: … Continue reading

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#symc live blog. Session 3

Shane and Shane and John Acuff tonight. Darren Sutton stands on the podium to reminds us not to throw in the towel. What are you gonna use as a tourniquet to tie the heart off with when she gets her … Continue reading

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Live Blog #SYMC session one

Half an hour til opening session of SYMC. Will be updating here periodically About to get our worship on w Shane and Shane. 3 minutes to go “there is liberty” “Jesus I trust in You” Skit guys are coming. Brian … Continue reading

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