3 Ways to Beat the “Christmas Crunch”

By Ken McCoy • JumpStart Ministries • Charlotte, North Carolina It’s the best of times, and the worst of times. Christmas. For a youth leader, “the holidays” can be anything but. In addition to...

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Youthworker: An Adult Who Relates With Teenagers By Doug Ranck • Free Methodist Church • Santa Barbara, California Several summers ago we vacationed with my wife’s extended family. Our family had a great time...

Changing Lives

A Practical Guide to Spiritually Powerful Ministry By Dennis Miller • Church Development, Inc. • Edina, Minnesota Very few individuals in ministry would want to admit that their objectives are tied to the execution...

The 4 O’s

By Dan Britton • Chief Field Officer • Fellowship of Christian Athletes “One person with courage is a majority.”– Thomas Jefferson This Guest Blog is from one of our favorite Team interlinc friends and...

How Balanced Are You?

By Ken McCoy • JumpStart Ministries • Charlotte, North Carolina I’m a klutz. No, really. I am about as graceful as hippo. I was never any good at sports that require coordination and body...

Programs vs. Relationships

An Unlikely Portrait Of An Authentically Effective Youth Group By Eric Gargus • First Baptist Sweetwater • Longwood, Florida What does a portrait of an authentically effective youth group look like? Does it include...

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Discipline vs. Fun in Youth Ministry By Daniel Johnson | First Baptist Church | Dover, Arkansas “Youth Pastor” and “disciplinarian” seem to be two mutually exclusive terms. The general mental image of a youth...

The Balancing Act

By Rick Bundschuh • Kauai Christian Fellowship • Koloa, Hawaii Early in my youth ministry career, I used to get a little guilty as I drove off for a couple hours of surfing in the...

Back to School – Literally

By Troy Norling • Legacy Church • San Diego, California Now that school’s back in session for most of the country, a good youth leader’s mind begins to look for ways to reach out to...