The 10 Truths of Modern Youth Ministry

Youth ministry is it’s own little animal within the life of a congregation. It is a delicate dance of navigating expectations (your own and those around you), dispelling myths, pointing out miracles (and perhaps performing a few of your own, like, say, getting soda out of the carpet), and allowing your heart to be filled and [Read More…]

5 Things I Want My Youth To Know As They Graduate High School

The end of a school year brings with it the whole gambit of emotions as those of us in youth ministry take the opportunity to reflect upon the journey of the past several months. It is in this time of reflection that we revisit the “highs” and “lows” of the year, give thanks for students [Read More…]

Are Worship Conferences for Youth Valuable?

So, I recently got back from a worship conference for youth. I must admit, that I was apprehensive about the content and setup of the conference since I tend to be the theologically “progressive” one in the midst of sea of conservatives (at least in this UMC conference). This weekend is a new thing in our conference, and was birthed from the ashes of an annual Youth Choir Rally… [Read more…]


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