The summertime family connection conundrum

By Valerie Fulton June 20, 2019

You have the best of intentions for keeping your parent and child group together during the..

Flat Jesus is HERE!

By Sparkhouse June 17, 2019

Welcome to the Flat Jesus project! Whether you participated last summer or are just joining us,..

Negotiating salary and benefits

By Rebecca Ninke June 11, 2019

There’s no need for a blog post on negotiating salary… you work for a church, so obviously you..

Relational Youth Ministry 101

By Bryan Bliss June 5, 2019

"Relational" is one of those words that is everywhere in youth ministry. Books, videos, and..

Slowing down for summer

By Rebecca Ninke May 29, 2019

I have a friend who has been telling a little fib to her children their entire lives:  that..

Sunday School Curriculum: How to evaluate curriculum

By Sparkhouse May 28, 2019

A ministry mindset of "know thyself" only takes us so far, however. When it comes to curriculum,..

Dealing with burnout as a ministry leader

By Rebecca Ninke May 24, 2019

When I started seminary, I was so sure I had answered a call to ministry.  I mean, the phone was..

Youth Ministry Mission Trips: Part Three

By Erik Ullestad May 17, 2019

You made it to the finish line. Your mission trip week has come to an end. It was a week of..

How to study the Bible

By Rebecca Ninke May 16, 2019

A lot of people pick up the Bible with the intention of reading through it. Start to finish...

5 great youth ministry games

By Bryan Bliss May 15, 2019

Games have been a part of youth ministry since Noah got off the ark... or, something like that. 

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