Category Archives: Student Ministry

Three Principles for Healthy Student Ministry Leadership

As I reflect on twenty years of student ministry, several principles that have helped me maintain a healthy ministry rise to the surface. But first… know that these principles emerge from an ongoing, intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus. It is … Continue reading

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The Best Fundraisers Ever

It’s that time! If you serve in a church where students raise funds for missions and conferences, conversations to plan the year’s events have likely started.  Fundraisers can become an effective part of your ministry’s path of discipleship. Leadership and community-building grow … Continue reading

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Beyond the Four Walls…and Borders

When the poor and needy search for water and there is none, and their tongues are parched from thirst, then I, the Lord, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will never abandon them. (Isaiah 41:17, NLT) Scripture repeatedly … Continue reading

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Who to Help?

You are a student ministry pastor. You want to reach out to the youth in your community. Where to start?? The needs are abundant! Time is short. Through social media and other conversations, we learn about the joys and struggles … Continue reading

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Walking with Your Short-term Missionary

In the coming weeks, short-term mission teams will head out to partner with missionaries across the globe. If your son, daughter, grandchild, cousin or friend will be serving on a team, consider how you can walk alongside him or her … Continue reading

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Parenting: the Gift of Presence

Our children merely want to be with us. I need to go fishing … or shopping or walking in the park or playing in the yard. The parenting debate continues to rage about quality vs quantity. While I do not … Continue reading

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Moving Student Ministry into Mission Mindset

She came because a friend invited her. She stayed because she liked to serve. She grew because the Lord worked in her heart. Students get connected to our church community in many different ways. One of the most effective has … Continue reading

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