A New Future For Youth Specialties: Orange & Download Youth Ministry Partner to Assume Leadership of Ministry

A New Future For Youth Specialties: Orange & Download Youth Ministry Partner to Assume Leadership of Ministry

April 19, 2018- The leaders of Orange and Download Youth Ministry (DYM) are excited to announce their partnership in acquiring Youth Specialties from Real Resources. As a nationally recognized leader in the world of youth ministry, Youth Specialties has had a rich history of 50 years of training leaders, publishing resources, hosting events, and creating platforms designed to equip leaders serving in youth ministry. With fresh leadership and direction from both Orange and DYM, Youth... Read More
The Brand New Youth Pastor Checklist

The Brand New Youth Pastor Checklist

So you’re new to youth ministry? Welcome to the team! I’m excited for you, and I believe in you! I can’t wait to see how God is going to use you to change students’ lives and lead them to Jesus. But can I just be honest with you for second? I’m also a little worried for you, too. I’m worried because I remember. I remember what those first few months of youth ministry were like for me. I’m sure anyone who’s been doing youth ministry for a while now can say the same thing. We can all look back... Read More
RYM 030: Evaluating Small Group Leaders

RYM 030: Evaluating Small Group Leaders

Small Group Leaders are vital to your youth ministry. If we’re honest though, keeping up with SGLs beyond the kickoff of the year can be a real challenge. But should we really leave such an important part of our ministry unchecked? This week, join ministry leaders and Afton Phillips, Director of Small Group Strategies at Orange, for a conversation about the importance of evaluating Small Group Leaders and what it looks like to set your SGLs up for success in your student ministry’s... Read More
How to Use the XP3 Students Worship Leader Guide

How to Use the XP3 Students Worship Leader Guide

If you’re reading this, then I’m guessing you fit into one of these categories: You’re a youth leader, but… You have no idea where to start when it comes to leading a musician on your team. You know how to lead your worship team, but, in the craziness of your schedule, you need an easier way to do it. You’ve been leading worship yourself, but you know you need to start training someone new. You’ve just been watching the worship programming for a while, and you’re realizing the worship leader... Read More
RYM 029: Structuring Your Ministry For Growth

RYM 029: Structuring Your Ministry For Growth

Creating structure that supports the strategy of your youth ministry is key to overall ministry health and growth. But what should that structure look like? And how do you know if you have the wrong structure in place? On this episode, join Kurt Johnston, Pastor to Students at Saddleback Church, for a conversation with ministry leaders about the importance of structure and what you can do to create and implement structure that aligns with the overall strategy of your ministry. How to listen:... Read More
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