The Mission of Planning a Mission Trip
How do I decide on what type of mission trip to plan for our youth? Once I decide, what steps are involved?
Expanding Your Ministry by Retiring "The Lone Ranger"
Recruiting, training and keeping quality volunteers will help student ministries grow beyond the youth minister's dreams and abilities.
On-Campus Ministry to Public Schools
Public schools are a huge student mission field. We will explore ways to legally and effectively have quality ministry in and through this venue.
Start Strong! Your First Two Years of Student Ministry (as paid staff or a volunteer)
A foundation is important for building an effective ministry that lasts. Come hear insights and tips to consider...and a few to avoid.
A Faithful Mentor for Every Youth: Making a Difference Through Christian Mentoring
Our fatherless...What is mentoring? Why is mentoring needed? Who mentored us? When will YOU be trained? What do mentors & students do? Where will I find the youth? Questions and answers!
Who Am I?
Students seek the answer to this question from peers, parents and culture. The truth will set them free, but lies and distortions can lead to risky behavior, anger and despair. You can be a voice of truth in your students' lives.
Teaching the Biblical View of Sexuality
Session that will discuss the church's role in sex education while discovering what should be taught, parental involvement, issues and obstacles, and what the Bible really says. The group will be reminded of public school goals and begin to establish goals for their own ministry.
What are the different elements of worship, and how does the consumer youth culture impact worship planning? A look at providing moments of worship for youth ministry and sharing ideas of worship experiences.
Evangelism: The NOT So Ordinary Ways to Reach Students
Why didn't I think of that? Is there nothing new under the sun? If we can imagine it, someone else has probably already done it. Evangelism is more than hoping in a van on Tuesday night and knocking on doors, it's a lifestyle. This session will define evangelism and look at different ways to get students involved in the youth ministry so they can begin a personal relationship with Christ.
Youth Ministry Growing Pains
"But we've always done it that way..." Knowing when it is time to move from a youth group and a volleyball to a Student Ministry and a vision. When do we split high schoolers and middle schoolers? When do we split males and females? Why do we always go to the same places? And why are the students not showing up anymore - we contacted them a week ago? These are a few of the topics we will cover, along with time for you to share your "PAINS."
Risk Management in Youth Ministry
Almost everything done in youth ministry involves a level of risk. The longer one stays in ministry the more likely they will have to deal with tragic or unfortunate situations. But as the responsible adult, the youth leader has the obligation to manage potential risk that could either be avoided or at least the outcome lessened because precautions were taken to minimize risks. Therefore, we must have an understanding of how we can protect our teenagers, volunteers, the church staff and the church. This session will deal with an understanding of the process of risk management, common scenarios that would expose a ministry to risk and safety preparations needed to have a strong and growing youth ministry.
Middle School Ministry
Middle School rules. High School drools. Understanding Middle School ministry.
Working with Youth Pastor
Building, sustaining, maintaining, creating, and otherwise... Getting along with the pastor. Pastor and youth minister/youth worker relationships for a healthy youth ministry and healthy church.
Keys to Inner-city and Busing Ministry
Inner city and busing ministry: Going from giving up to making a difference.
Planning with Purpose
Is your youth calendar a jumble of last-minute plans? Do all of your great ideas seem to fall by the wayside for lack of time or planning? Come learn to plan like a pro.
You minister to your youth, their parents and your volunteers. But are your youth involved in ministering to others? Here's how to get started.
Ministry with Parents
For More Information: Contact the Student Evangelism Office at 800-395-5102 ext. 5566 or