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Making A Tough Call

Have you ever had a student tell you something that left you wondering what to do next? If not, the day is coming. Read More

The One Thing I Would Never Cut from My Youth Ministry Budget

During my first year as a student pastor, I was given an annual ministry budget of $500. Yes, you read that correctly. Just $500 for the entire year. That amount… Read More

Announcing Youth Ministry Exchange

What does your fall look like? If you're like me—and a lot of the leaders I've been talking to—the big word for your fall is unknown. Read More

2 Questions Every Small Group Leader Should Ask 6th Graders this Fall

It’s August, which means Back to School season is upon us! Although going “back to school” does look different this year for some, that doesn’t change the fact that school… Read More

What Are XP3 Expansion Packs?

We hear you! Whether it’s Sunday School, a midweek gathering, or an additional small group time, we know so many of you have to come up with programming and content… Read More

How to Use XP3 Curriculum When Youth Ministry Is Digital

Your guide to using XP3 curriculum when youth ministry doesn't look normal. Read More

What Middle Schoolers and Engineers Have in Common

At its foundation, an engineer's job is to connect together concepts to solve problems. Whether you're an electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineer, you're constantly looking for ways to solve problems… Read More

Talking about Racial Injustice with Students—Even When You’re Not an Expert

“I’m just as lost as you are, and I don’t know what to say. But I think we should talk.”  Read More

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