The One Free Thing You Can Do for Your Graduates

The One Free Thing You Can Do for Your Graduates

This post appeared first at CrystalCChiang.com. We’ve started the countdown. In less than 12 months, my small group of teenage girls will have our last official, formal small group conversations. When I think about that, I can’t help but remember my very first group and how that conversation caught me off-guard, how I prepared exactly zero emotionally for the impact that moment would have. So, in what may be a vast overreaction, I’m already planning that conversation now. Some parts I’ll never... Read More
RYM 074: How To Increase Student Attendance Frequency In Your Youth Ministry

RYM 074: How To Increase Student Attendance Frequency In Your Youth Ministry

Attendance numbers aren’t the most important measures of success in your youth ministry, but to a lot of churches, the numbers still matter. This week, we’re talking about ways to get students to attend your ministry more frequently and the role engagement plays in increasing the numbers of active students on your roster. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Spotify EPISODE RECAP What it means for students to be considered ‘active’ on a roster (4:23) The importance of... Read More
RYM 073: What Reggie Joiner is Rethinking About Youth Ministry

RYM 073: What Reggie Joiner is Rethinking About Youth Ministry

This week, as we kick off Season 3 of Rethinking Youth Ministry, we’re joined by founder and CEO of Orange, Reggie Joiner, and Orange’s Executive Director of Student Strategy, Crystal Chiang. Together, they’ll unpack and discuss several things they’re thinking—or rethinking—about the world of youth ministry today. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Spotify EPISODE RECAP What Reggie Joiner and Crystal Chiang have noticed in their years working in youth ministry (2:17)... Read More
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