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Transitions

By | September 13th, 2016|

2 Tim 3:14-15 “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” Christian education is

When To Press Reset

By | July 19th, 2016|

A few years ago, we spent some time reflecting deeper on our ministry. As we discussed amongst our leadership community, we knew why we existed as a youth ministry. But that was the problem: We were just existing. We weren’t thriving as we desired. We had been so busy and preoccupied trying to do youth

When You Have No Leaders

By | July 5th, 2016|

We all want more leaders. I don't think there is any pastor or leader who wouldn't appreciate more help! But sometimes you step in to a situation or ministry where there is no structure or no leadership team to help you, and that can be really intimidating. I want to share with you a few

Counselling Youth

By | June 24th, 2016|

For all of us involved in youth ministry, we would have had youths coming to us with all sorts of issues, seeking our advice and counsel. In my time in youth ministry, I have come to realise that our youths today face a multiplicity (by multiplicity, I mean a huge plethora of issues, the range

Get Social

By | June 15th, 2016|

We all scroll through a ton of posts on social media each day. While some get double-tapped, most simply get scrolled past. As a youth ministry, you’ll want to leverage on the interactivity of social media, and that involves creating content that your young people can and will engage with! Here's 5 tips to getting

Youth Camp Talk

By | June 9th, 2016|

   

Making Camp Games Epic

By | May 20th, 2016|

We’ve all been there before. As a young person rolling our eyes in disbelief while our youth camp games leaders rattled off an explanation on how we were about to play dog-and-bone. Or sneaking off to ‘the toilet’ while the rest of our games group begrudgingly got ready to play ‘ice and water’. No one

5 Principles For Planning Youth Camps

By | May 5th, 2016|

I love Youth Camps. Even after more than 10 years of youth camps, I still go to bed the night before the camp full of excitement inside. There’s just something special about youth camps that builds relationships & community; but more importantly, leads young people to God-encounters. Youth Camp is one of the key events

Why I Love Youth Camp

By | April 29th, 2016|

One of the most exhausting event on our Youth Ministry calendar each year is our youth camp. Youth camp is proof to me that that I’m no longer as young as I thought I was, and that I need to get alot fitter. Yet, I still love youth camps because of the value it offers

Staying Creative

By | March 4th, 2016|

A lot of what we do in Church is pretty predictable. There’s worship, a sermon an offering some announcements.. You get the idea. One of the greatest things about youth ministry is the fact that we can be a bit more flexible and creative in what we do. But even in youth ministry there’s a