How To

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

Plan Your Year

An online resource to align your teaching strategy, event calendar, and leadership training into one integrated plan. Read More

Plan and Lead Your Own Retreat Without Burning Out

If you haven’t realized it already, as a youth leader, you basically have the best resume ever. You’re a professional social media guru, high school or middle school communicator, Tik-Tok-er, teen drama mediator, t-shirt designer, game announcer, herder of teenage sheep, volunteer… 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 time to chat this week. You say yes, but you don’t want… Read More

How to Recruit Volunteers for Camp

It may still be freezing cold where you are right now, but as student pastors, we already have summer on the brain. Why? Because camp may be in the summer, but signups happen now! And that’s true for students and volunteering adults… Read More

Four Key Things To Know About Dealing With Students and Trauma

By Jess Greaser, Youth Director at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA I remember the moment my perspective on trauma shifted. I had been on staff at a large church in youth ministry for many years and had a toolbox full of experience… Read More

5 Things to Remember When Integrating Students with Special Needs into Your Youth Ministry

By Jono Contestabile, Student Ministry Director at Crossroads Community Church in Westminster, MD I’ve always defaulted to the descriptor of “special needs.” The way I see it, or rather have come to see it after eight years of involvement in various special… Read More

Identifying Student Leaders

“Imagine a large river with a high waterfall. At the bottom of this waterfall hundreds of people are working frantically trying to save those who have fallen into the river and have fallen down the waterfall, many of them drowning. As the… Read More