Love – No Matter What, Love Our Students

Last week we begin looking at 4 words that will hopefully challenge and encourage us as we minister to teens, beginning with the word “Walk.” This week I want us to consider the love we have for students. I’ve challenged our students over and over to 1) Love God, and 2) Love People. As we […]

Am I a Leader? Or am I a Servant?

Full disclosure: This week’s youth ministry thought is regurgitated from my friend, and someone I greatly look up to, Johnny Derouen. I’ve sat under him in different youth worker training seminars/trainings/workshops/etc. over the past 8 years and the man continually challenges me in my faith, my walk, and student ministry. One day last week he posted the […]

You get out what you put in…

Many of our youth workers may already know this, but I am constantly evaluating myself in our student ministry… Am I doing my best in this area? Are we dropping the ball in this area? Should I be doing more in this area? One thought that has stayed with me for years is that you get out […]