8 Don’t Try To Be A Super Person Use Volunteers

If you want to stay in youth ministry for the “long-haul” and maintain a portion of your sanity, you will really want to involve volunteers from your church family.  Volunteers, if used right, can add many years to your youth ministry life. They have new and...

7 Stay Physically Healthy

Physical fitness is not one of the subjects that most of us like to talk about, especially if we are not in the best of shape.  As youth ministers, if we are not very careful fast foods could become a way of life.  However, we all realize that if we want to...

6 Parents as Partners

If you really want to stay in youth ministry for the “long haul” I can’t think of a better place to start than gaining the confidence and respect of the parents of your teens.  It is vital that they know that you are working with them and not against them. ...

5 Use Interns Wisely

Having the right intern(s) working with you is a definite plus in “long­haul” youth ministry.  Interns are valuable assets and, if used in a correct way, will definitely remove some of the workload so you will have more time to minister to your teens and their...

4 Promote Great Staff Unity

How many times have you seen a ministry or minister destroyed because the members of the church staff could not get along?  It seemed like they were always at odds about something.  It might have been who was going to use a part of the building for an event...

3 Beware of Sexual Temptations

If you have been in ministry for any length of time you probably know of someone who has lost his or her job and credibility because of sexual immorality.  Most youth ministers are not involved in public sin such as drinking alcohol, smoking or dipping, using bad...