The Story of letting go

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story of the last minute addition

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story of the New Van Tragedy

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story started by a Facebook reminder

This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often hard to fathom...

The Story of the Shaming

March is here! This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often...

The Story of Table Air Hockey

Welcome to March! This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you aren’t alone in the crazy, sweet, often...

The Story I long to hear

February is here, and we are well into our yearly theme. This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you...

A Story of Hospitality

February is here, and we are well into our yearly theme. This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you are doing, as well as let you know you...

The Story Of My First Youth Group

It is 2017 everyone! As we enter our fourth year of YMC we are continuing to have yearly themes. This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you...

The Kid Who Would(n’t) Be A Minister

It is 2017 everyone! As we enter our fourth year of YMC we are continuing to have yearly themes. This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you...

The Story Of Grace In Youth Ministry

It is 2017 everyone! As we enter our fourth year of YMC we are continuing to have yearly themes. This year’s theme is “The Story/The Stories.” Each week our blog will focus on a story from a youth minister. We hope these stories help inspire you in the great work you...

The People who are thankful

This year’s theme is “The People.” Today we are exploring….     The People who are thankful         Andrew Shaffer is the Minister to Youth and Their Families at First Baptist Dalton, GA. He is a graduate of Mississippi State, Samford and...

The People I earned my seminary degree for

This year’s theme is “The People.” Today we are exploring….     The People I earned my seminary degree for         Carol Harston has served as Minister to Youth at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, since 2007. Born and raised at...

The People who push back

This year’s theme is “The People.” Today we are exploring…     The People who push back         Andrew Shaffer is the Minister to Youth and Their Families at First Baptist Dalton, GA. He is a graduate of Mississippi State, Samford and Truett...

The People we need in church leadership

This year’s theme is “The People.” Today we are exploring…..     The People we need in church leadership         Daniel Potter is originally from Chapel Hill, NC and is a third year M. Div student at the Wake Forest School of Divinity. He is a...

The People who show up

This year’s theme is “The People.” Today we are exploring…..     The People who show up         Jen Van Camp has been the youth pastor at Nineteenth Avenue Baptist Church in San Francisco, CA for over 8 years now.  She grew up in Lexington, KY,...

The People who use calendars

This year’s theme is “The People.” Today we are exploring….     The People who use calendars         Felicia Fox is the Associate Pastor of Students & Families at First Baptist Mount Olive. She is a graduate of the M. Christopher White...

The People who are at risk for suicide

Today we have a special writer from the Public Health Library. They reached out to write for us because of the importance of the topic of suicide. September is suicide prevention month. Please read this article and know that as a youth minister you can make the...

The People who take risks

This year’s theme is “The People..”  So today we are hearing some great words on….     The People who take risks         Chris Cherry is an ordained minister who received his Masters of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology. He enjoys ping...

The People who travel

Every week this year we are exploring our theme “The People.” Today we jump in to….     The People who travel       Josh Beeler is the Associate Pastor for Youth and College at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City in Knoxville, TN. He is a...

The People I want my students to meet

Every week this year we are exploring the theme “The People.” Today we dive in to…..     The People I want my students to meet       Tim Schindler serves as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Ministry Development at Georgetown Baptist Church in...

The People whose children play sports

Every week this year we are exploring our theme of “The People.” Today we are talking about….     The People whose children play sports       While a Missouri-native, Abby Pratt currently lives in Richmond, VA where she serves as the Associate Pastor...

The People who keep me sane

Every week this year we are exploring the theme “The People.” Today we dive in with……     The People who keep me sane       Rev. Anita Laffoon earned her Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA, and is...

The People who deserve appreciation

Every week this year we are exploring the theme “The People.” Today we think about……     The People who deserve appreciation       Felicia Fox is the Associate Pastor of Students & Families at First Baptist Mount Olive. She is a graduate...

The people who make this blog possible

Every week this year we are focusing on the theme of “The People.”  Today we dive in to explore…..     The People who make this blog possible!       Andrew Noe is the Director of Faithways Academy at Georgetown College, and the moderator of this...

The People plowing through homework

Every week this year we are diving in to the theme “The People.” Today we look at….. The People plowing through homework   Andy Farmer is the Minister to Students at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. We are called to exegete our...

The People I don’t thank enough

Every week this year we are exploring the theme of “The People.” Today we jump in with……     “The People I don’t thank enough”       Rev. Anita Laffoon earned her Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Theological Seminary in...

The People we need in our youth groups

Every week we focus on our theme for the year “The People.” This week’s blog is about…..     The People we need in our youth groups       Daniel Potter is originally from Chapel Hill, NC and is a third year M. Div student at the Wake Forest...

The People who show up

Every week this year we are exploring the theme of “The People.” Today we jump in with…..     The People who show up       Carol Harston has served as Minister to Youth at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, since 2007. Born and raised...

The People who keep us sane

Each week this year we focus on our theme “The People.” Today we explore…       “The People who keep us sane”     While a Missouri-native, Abby Pratt currently lives in Richmond, VA where she serves as the Associate Pastor of Youth and...

The People who stay in youth ministry

This week we continue our 2016 theme of “The People.” With words about…..       “The People who stay in youth ministry”     Danny Steis is the Minister of Students at Yates Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina and a Campus Minister at...

The People who love sports

Every week this year is an adventure with the theme “The People.” Today we explore…. “The People who love sports” Andy Farmer is the Minister to Students at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL.bio. A few hours before a hyped...