Youth Leaders

My Expectations Of Our Haiti Trip

Our “youth ministry advance team: Haiti” leaves this coming Thursday. One of the Adventures in Missions guys asked our team, on our private team...

CryingWife.com

My buddy Parker is getting some serious web fame. Cryingwife.com is blowing up! So random, so awesome. If you don’t know the story behind...

Carrie Underwood Inspired by Purpose Driven Life

Not sure how I missed this earlier … but Pastor Rick’s Purpose Driven Life was the inspiration for the song “Temporary Home” on Carrie...

New Dodgeball T-Shirts at SYMC

Killer new T-shirts for the blog will premiere at the nearly sold-out Simply Youth Ministry Conference in just a couple of weeks. Want one?...

Claim Your Campus

Claim Your Campus "Frozen" from Claim Your Campus on Vimeo. Met with the creative youth pastor minds behind Claim Your Campus yesterday. Such a simple,...

Youth Ministry Advance Team: Haiti

Last week, I blogged about the (still hard for me to believe) reality that I’m going to Haiti in a week and a half....

5 Parts to a Typical Youth Ministry Small Group Night

There are 5 parts I think are in a typical small group night in our youth ministry (add a 6th in the comments if...

Jonathan McKee and Me

Sounds like a goofy movie, but instead it is a goofy, fun, thought-provoking, youth leader-provoking, theological, philosophical podcast that you must check out. If...

Simply Youth Ministry Winter/Spring Catalog

  The new catalog from Simply Youth Ministry hits today! JG Related posts: Want to be in the Next Simply Youth Ministry Catalog? Classic Youth Ministry Moments for Catalog New...

HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 84

Weekend Teaching Series: The Sex Series (week 2 of 2) Sermon in a Sentence: Your questions about sex answered. Service Length: 84 minutes Understandable Message: This...

Link Fest

Millennials’ Judgments About Recent Trends Not So Different report on new pew research a tease: As might be expected, members of the Millennial generation are enthusiastic...

GUEST POST: 3 Things Youth Pastors Don’t Do

#1 – We DON’T talk about sex all the time But when we do, it’s because someone in their lives need to. Would you...

Labels Series Video

Fusion student ministry forwarded me this video they did based on the LABELS super series from Simply Youth Ministry. Fun – love the ending! JG Related...

Saddleback’s Response to Crisis in Haiti

Here’s Saddleback’s response to the crisis in Haiti … pray, give, go. JG Related posts: Do Not Let This End Today Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Leaders Passionate Response...

Aardsma On Weaknesses

My friend Mark Aardsma has (fairly recently) begun blogging under the punchy little blog title of his last name — it’s a blog for...

To Save a Life Movie Update

I’m so excited that the new film To Save a Life (read my review here) did so well at the box office last week....

POLL: Youth Ministry Cringing Moments

Which of these “youth ministry” moments make you cringe the most?(survey) Which of these typical youth ministry moments make you cringe the most? JG Related posts: Classic...

The Correlation Between a Relational Youth Ministry and Student Participation

Saddleback’s High School Ministry has experienced incredible growth over the past two years. Here’s a little of what I shared at HSM Staff Camp...

Managing Volunteers with Highrise

Starting Tuesday, HSM is going to use Highrise. Highrise is an inexpensive web-based people management tool that we’re applying to managing our youth ministry...

Youth Workers: How Do You Know When God Is Moving You?

This past weekend I shared breakfast with my YS roommate. Bruegger’s Bagels and chocolate milk, case you were wondering. Our discussion centered on the question,...
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