Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of another busy year of influencing the next generation. As 2018 comes to a finish, we want to leave you with some encouragement during this holiday season. We hope this holiday season brings you lots of rest preparing you for another incredible year of youth ministry. From your friends at Rethinking Youth Ministry… Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and see you in 2019!


  • From Brett: Check in with your leaders. Write thank you notes. Think about being a curator instead of a creator. (2:00)
  • From Charlie: Remember why God called you to step into the lives of students and families to walk with them on their faith journey. (4:00)
  • From Crystal: What you do every week matters right now. (6:00)
  • From Marko: The two most important skills for a youth worker in 2019 are being able to discern the leading of the Holy Spirit and being able to respond to unique context. (8:00)
  • From Sarah: Set the bar low. Make goals around the things that you love to do. Get outside of your bubble. Find some new voices. Read something this year for fun. (10:00)
  • From Shef: Even in a season when it feels like you’re not, you are appreciated. (11:00)
  • From Ashley: What is it that you need to slow down enough to address? (12:00)
  • From Stuart: Love is just a word until someone gives it meaning. (14:00)
  • From CJ: No margin equals no peace. (16:00)

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