Youth Leaders

POLL: How long should the youth group sermon be?

What is the perfect typical youth ministry sermon length?(online surveys) This week’s poll: what is the perfect youth group sermon length? JG Related posts: POLL: Are You...

Couple of Youth Ministry Surveys

Matt Slippy, a youth pastor from Iowa, is working on a youth ministry research project looking for 1,000 youth pastors to take an online survey at www.youthministrysurvey.com. It...

The Purpose of Small Groups

Been doing some interesting thinking about the purpose of small groups – wondering if it is possible for us to use groups more strategically...

The Leader May Be the Roadblock

I liked Kurt’s post about him possibly being in the way of changes (that he even initiated) in our student ministry. Might be time for...

What will you tell them in 2010?

December brings a youth pastor to think about what on earth she'll tell her (or his) students the following year. What series will we...

The 10 Commandments of (European) Youth

Fascinating post over on ypulse the other day, culled from an MTV sticky report called Youthtopia (A Study Of Hopes And Dreams). The study...

5 Youth Ministry Numbers I Watch

Josh Griffin says numbers matter in youth ministry--he lists the ones that matter most to him.

New Trailer for To Save a Life

If you haven’t checked it out yet, stop what you’re doing and watch the new To Save A Life movie trailer debuting at Apple.com’s...

Simply Weight Loss Official Rules

Here are the rules: Weigh-in on Friday, December 4, 2009 (if you’re not going to the SYM Conference, you can weigh in anywhere from December...

POLL: Calling All Heavy Youth Workers!

How much are you overweight?(surveys) I just did one of those height/weight calculators online to see how much I should really weigh - the top...

Communicating With Today's Teens

Communicating With Today's Teens

4 Strategies Behind the 1-off Between Teaching Series

We used to do our weekend teaching series in our youth ministry back-to-back, but recently we’ve been doing more 1-offs in-between series. Is there...

Youth Ministry Heartburn

My friend heartburn and I have been hanging out a lot lately. He (or she...I definitely don't want to discriminate here :) hasn't been...

My 500th Blog Post

On April 10, 2006 I posted my first official rant on gregstier.org. It was called “With Fear and Trepidation.” I just re-read it and...

Advent-agous

I sit in my office today dreaming of the Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, it's hard to concentrate on much else and I would rather be...

Making Beds vs. Making Disciples

Learning how to make one’s bed is one of the first micro-chores that kids learn. It helps children begin to discover the importace of...

Middle School Message Momentum

Brooklyn Lindsey explains how she keeps the ministry moving for her middle schoolers.

Blaze Propaganda

Jason (aka “Propaganda”) is one of our latest editions to the Dare 2 Share team and ministering at all of the Blaze conferences this...

A Holy Spirit Happy Meal

Have you ever wondered why the word revival is never mentioned in the New Testament? The concept is not even hinted at. So why...
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