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
RYM 038: How To Have A 5-Star Youth Ministry On A Shoestring Budget

RYM 038: How To Have A 5-Star Youth Ministry On A Shoestring Budget

If there’s one thing all ministry leaders and youth workers can agree on, it’s this: We never quite have everything we wish we could in our youth ministry budgets. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about building a killer youth ministry environment, investing the budget you do have in the right things, and leveraging resources and connections for your ministry—all on a limited budget. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Spotify... Read More
XP3 Student Daily Devotionals: Now on YouVersion

XP3 Student Daily Devotionals: Now on YouVersion

Picture this. You’re in a room full of students. Maybe it’s your Large Group gathering on a Sunday night. Maybe it’s your Small Group scattered around some couches. Maybe it’s just a few students huddled around a table for a breakfast before school or a late afternoon coffee. Wherever it is, the attention is on you as you’re sharing some important truth with those students. To illustrate your point, you ask them to look up a specific passage in the Bible to read together. You pause, waiting... Read More
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