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5 Ways to Re-Invest in Volunteers

I’ve noticed the auto care center keeps putting a sticker on my windshield that tells me when it’s time to come back to the shop. It has two options: come… Read More

Talking to Your Students About Social Media

As I look across the faces of our high school students each week, I can’t help but think about the way their lives are now so freely shared with the… Read More

How to Plan Your Year In Youth Ministry

Creating a strategy energizes an entire ministry. It gives purpose to every event, every gathering. It centers your ministry around an approach that makes the things that matter most, matter… Read More

What’s Next: Health & Safety for Your Church’s Youth Ministry

You may be asking What's Next for your church during this time. We've got you covered with a series of training videos. During week two, we're talking about the safety… Read More

Let’s Get It Right This Time

Every generation takes a cue from the generation that came before it. The hard truth about racism in any generation is that it doesn’t just happen by accident. It is… Read More

The Biggest Difference Between Recruiting Middle and High School Volunteers

One thing I would guess most youth pastors have in common is that they don’t have enough volunteers. And when you don’t have a ton of volunteers, you can’t really… Read More

Plan and Lead Your Own Retreat Without Burning Out

The word RETREAT means both life-changing weekends for our students and leaders, but also countless behind-the-scenes hours of planning, preparations, and well, a lack of sleep. So how do we… Read More

When to Split Your Middle and High School Ministry

When, why, and how do you split your middle school and high school ministry? Read More

2020-2021 Scope & Cycle Resources

What if you had a 3-year plan for what you teach, when you teach it, and how often you'll repeat timeless truth? Read More

What’s New For Orange Students at Orange Conference 2020?

What’s new for us at #OC20? Lots. Including Orange Students, and this website. Allow me to explain.  Read More

13 Ways to Prevent SGL Burnout In Your Student Ministry

We’ve all had ‘the talk.’ No, not that talk. I’m talking about the one that is prompted by a volunteer catching you on a Sunday and asking if you have… Read More

What the Empty Tomb Means: Using This Easter to Influence a Life of Faithfulness

Holidays like Easter are perfect opportunities to make an impact because they only come once a year--so, there's no chance for overkill in your teaching. Look for practical and meaningful… Read More