One of the great challenges of youth ministry (or any ministry) is to raise leaders! You may be in a place where you don’t have a leadership team or support structure, and so if you are going to raise leaders, you’ll have to find a way to develop young leaders. That’s a unique challenge, and
This article is a continuation from a previous post. You can access it here in case you missed it. Jesus made a distinction between what a true shepherd is, and someone who is a ‘hireling’--just there to do a job with no real care for the flock. As leaders, we should carry the same heart
Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly--not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. 1Peter 5:2 John 10 is Jesus’ own explanation of what a shepherd is. With His own life as an example, Jesus begins to
As preachers we have a weekly obligation to provide our young people with spiritual nourishment and to declare the truth of God's Word. Rather than leaving things to "chance" or last minute inspiration, there is much to be gained by strategically preparing to preach on set topics over a period of time. Here are some
Pastor Jeremy Seaward facilitates a Q&A about dealing with relationships in youth ministry. Check out the video to hear questions from youth leaders about the situations they are dealing with, along with practical responses.
Pastoring young people sometimes means cleaning up a mess. As leaders, we are called to restore those who fall in to sin, but many times don't know where to start or what that process looks like. Pastor Paul Lim facilitates this practical session on the process of restoration.
Discipling young people to live in purity is seemingly a never-ending task! If we're going to be effective in raising up a generation who knows how to live in purity, it has to move beyond a service or event and become a culture. Join Pastors Jeremy and Charissa Seaward in this candid session
In this session from our Elevate Collective live event, Pastor James Aiton challenges us to live by Biblical convictions and not simply the traditions that are familiar to us.
Pastor Ben Prescott--Lead Pastor at Free Chapel Orange County--joins us by Google Hangout to discuss what a true youth leader looks like. This session will challenge your faith and vision for what is possible for God to do in and through your life.