Being a Parent In Music and Ministry

Editor’s Note: We were talking about the “Parents” theme of this issue of Youth Leaders Only, and the thought that youth leaders and musicians share some of the same, umm, “unique conditions” in which...

Was this girl in YOUR youth group?

Editor’s Note: This BuzzFeed article caught the attention of some of our team today. It raises some significant issues that we need to be aware of. We’d love to hear your thoughts about it,...

Made You Laugh

Here’s a little reminder as you get ready for camp: make sure you give CLEAR instructions. Just because you’ve done it a hundred times doesn’t mean they have!

Made You Laugh

There’s always one person who plans what they think is the perfect walk-across-the-stage-and-get-my-diploma moment. And then there’s this guy … 

Gift ideas for your graduating seniors

 Guest post by Chris Wilterdink, Director of Young People’s Ministries Program Development for the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church A friend of mine recently posted in one of our collaboration groups, looking for suggestions of gifts for...

Made You Laugh

I bet many of us can relate to this man’s Saturday mornings …

“Circle of Life” flashmob on Brisbane flight

As a parent of an almost-6-year-old daughter, I’ve been hearing her rendition of “Let It Go” — the song from Frozen for those of you who don’t have youngsters around — a LOT lately....

Made You Laugh

Hat tip to For The Win from USA Today for this one! From the blog: CBS owns the rights to March Madness highlights, meaning that scores of local news stations aren’t allowed to show footage of...

Kids learn by doing: Making music work in your ministry

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written as a “how to use music” primer for volunteer youth leaders, but there are ideas and reminders for all of us in how music can help reinforce...