RYM 025: School Shootings, Walkouts, And Helping Your Students Respond To Parkland

RYM 025: School Shootings, Walkouts, And Helping Your Students Respond To Parkland

The recent school shooting in Parkland has had a lingering impact on this generation of students. In response to the event, many students are organizing school walkouts and protests to make their voices heard. And all of this puts youth workers in a unique spot. Do we encourage the walkouts? Do we remind students to respect authority? Do we avoid the issue altogether? This week, join ministry leaders as they discuss the best ways to lead students through this challenging season. How to listen:... Read More
RYM 024: Why Graduation Is Not The Finish Line (With Kara Powell)

RYM 024: Why Graduation Is Not The Finish Line (With Kara Powell)

In most areas of ministry, there’s a finish line. There’s a finish line for that weekend retreat. There’s a finish line for that message you’re writing. And if we’re not careful, we tend to apply that same mindset to the students in our ministries as they graduate. But should graduation really be the end of our influence in a teenager’s life? This week, join Kara Powell joins ministry leaders for a conversation about equipping and walking with students long... Read More
Love Inspires Us to Act: Unique Ideas to Mobilize Your Students to Serve

Love Inspires Us to Act: Unique Ideas to Mobilize Your Students to Serve

By: Katie Edwards, Junior High Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA One of my favorite parts about student ministry is getting my students involved in giving back to the community around them. But if I’m being honest, it’s also one of the most challenging. Getting students excited about doing things for other people isn’t always easy. And coming up with new and unique ways for our students to serve, love, and share our resources can be even harder. To help take just a little bit of... Read More
RYM 023: How To Make The Most Of Your Student Mission Trips

RYM 023: How To Make The Most Of Your Student Mission Trips

Planning and leading a mission trip for students in your youth group is no small task. From picking a destination to booking airline tickets to training the team, it can get overwhelming in a hurry. This week, join Elloa Davis, Charlie Conder, Ashley Bohinc, and CJ Palmer for a conversation about how you can make the most of your student mission trips—from the moment you begin the preparation process through your return home—while easing the burden on you and your ministry. How to listen:... Read More
Six Hacks For Building A Cool Youth Ministry Environment

Six Hacks For Building A Cool Youth Ministry Environment

There’s nothing quite like a cool space. Be it a nice house, a trendy restaurant, a unique concert venue, or even a corporate office, great spaces make great impressions as soon as you walk in. That’s what we want to happen in our student spaces, right? We want students to walk into our student environments and go, “Wow!” Not only that, we want them to walk in and sigh with relief because the place they’ve walked into feels safe and comfortable. Imagine the coolest home you can. That’s the... Read More
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