RYM 040: What To Do NOW For Your 2019 Student Mission Trips

RYM 040: What To Do NOW For Your 2019 Student Mission Trips

The end of summer marks the end of mission trip season for most youth ministries. But guess what? It’s time to start thinking about NEXT year’s trips! (Insert shocked face emoji here.) But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. This week, join Brett Talley, Ashley Bohinc, and Erica Schimelpfenig, Executive Director of YouthWorks, for a conversation about what you can do NOW for your 2019 student mission trips—and how you can leverage momentum from this year’s trips to make next year’s even... Read More
5 Vital Things Youth Workers Should Keep in Mind When Talking About Bullying

5 Vital Things Youth Workers Should Keep in Mind When Talking About Bullying

If you’ve spent any time in youth ministry over the last decade (if you’re reading this, chances are you have!), then you don’t need us to tell you that bullying is a hard-to-handle hot topic in the lives of most students. You’ve probably dealt with your fair share of it in your own ministry context. And even if you haven’t yet, a quick Google search or scan of the news will show you just how much bullying is impacting the lives of middle schoolers around the country. It’s a trending topic in... Read More
RYM 039: How To Talk To Your Students About Bullying

RYM 039: How To Talk To Your Students About Bullying

If you work with students, you know that bullying is an issue many of them are facing. In fact, recent studies reveal that 1 in 3 students experience bullying at some point in middle school or high school. So what does that mean for us as youth leaders? This week, join ministry leaders and Mitch Young, Principal of Forsyth Central High School in Georgia, for a conversation about bullying and ways we can be proactive about it in the lives of our students. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play |... Read More
RYM Bonus: Winter 2018 XP3 Curriculum Preview

RYM Bonus: Winter 2018 XP3 Curriculum Preview

A new season of XP3 Middle School and XP3 High School curriculum just released! Whether or not you use XP3 curriculum, we invite you to join us for a behind-the-scenes conversation about writing and creating great series for students. This season, we’re talking about growing in your faith, forgiveness, Christmas, and trending topics and questions in culture that students are facing. For more about XP3, visit TryXP3Free.com. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud |... Read More
The One Thing I Would Never Cut from My Youth Ministry Budget

The One Thing I Would Never Cut from My Youth Ministry Budget

During my first year as a student pastor, I was given an annual ministry budget of $500. Yes, you read that correctly. Just $500 for the entire year. That amount was for 52 weeks of both middle school and high school ministry. So for those of you doing the math at home, that works out to be about $9.60 a week. Yes, you also read that correctly. Given the extremely limited funds, I knew I had to be very strategic on how this money was going to be spent. How much should go toward programming?... Read More
Orange Conference 2018