How to go to camp for free!

Mo’ Money. It’s the one mantra of student ministry that we don’t want to admit. We need “mo’ money” for an intern, “mo’ money” to update our student room, “mo’ money” for scholarships to camps and retreats, and “mo’ money” to reach “mo’” students. Yet for most of us, it feels like a bad thing to want ‘mo money” in Christian ministry. After all, didn’t Nortorious B.I.G. say it best: “It’s like the more money we come across, the more problems we see.” Spoken like a true church leader! The truth... Read More
Book Review:  Choosing To Cheat By Andy Stanley

Book Review: Choosing To Cheat By Andy Stanley

Student ministry is busy and demanding. And it’s easy student pastors to put student ministry first and family second.  But Andy Stanley, the senior pastor at North Point Community Church and author of Choosing To Cheat, talks about the importance of why family comes first and how to  make family a priority.  When Andy started out in ministry, he realized that there would be a sacrifice one way or the other — Church or Home.  To prioritize his family, sometimes Andy had to cheat... Read More
Meet Your New Personal Assistant  . . . Weekly

Meet Your New Personal Assistant . . . Weekly

By Afton Manny As a leader, you believe small groups are the answer to everything. Well, maybe not everything. But you believe small groups are the answer for how to disciple kids and teenagers, and that you can’t do this alone. You are a small group champion! If there were a cheerleading squad, you’d be the captain! If there were a fan club, you’d be the president! Now what? There are two things we know you’re trying to balance here—your small group culture AND your parent ministry culture.... Read More