Youth Group Ideas for Small Churches
LeaderTreks Youth Ministry » Leadership
by Casey Powell
1y ago
Youth groups in smaller churches have the potential to create a family atmosphere for youth. Youth group gatherings play an essential role in cultivating spiritual growth and providing opportunities for a close-knit community. Despite smaller churches having limited resources, opportunities still exist to create vibrant and meaningful youth groups. Let’s discuss practical ideas and provide inspiration for youth groups of small churches. Three ideas to help small churches captivate and equip their youth: 1. INTERACTIVE Game Nights. Game nights build relationships as well as creating opportuni ..read more
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Why Small Groups Fail
LeaderTreks Youth Ministry » Leadership
by Doug Franklin
1y ago
Small groups fail because most small group leaders are not consistent over the long haul. Youth pastors need to remember that the goal isn’t to have a small group program but to help students grow in their relationship with Christ. I honestly think that small groups are a great idea, and I think that every youth pastor should have a small group program in their ministry. But when I am out meeting with youth pastors and small group leaders, I hear the same things: groups start with a bang and within a few months, things begin to fall apart. The truth is, we love the idea of small groups, and we ..read more
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GROW YOUR LEADERSHIP
LeaderTreks Youth Ministry » Leadership
by Doug Franklin
1y ago
A person who is a 10 on the Leadership Scale does not want to work with someone who is a 6. A Leadership 10 understands vision, strategy, and execution—basically how organizations work—and can’t follow someone who doesn’t. They quickly become frustrated with disorganization and missed opportunities. True, they may join for a year, but you will lose them very quickly. We need to grow our leadership. Some youth workers tell me that leadership doesn’t matter; loving students is what is important. Yes, building relationships and helping students feel like they belong is the foundation of youth min ..read more
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The 5 Purposes of Youth Ministry
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by Casey Powell
1y ago
The heart of youth ministry is to help students grow in their relationship with Christ. We do activities and events to help students grow closer to Christ. It can be easy to lose sight of our goal by focusing on entertaining and getting students to come to youth group. We must walk a fine line between what we do to attract students and what is our ultimate goal of having them in youth group. The best way I have found to walk this fine line is to have purpose for all the elements of youth ministry. To be intentional with every relationship and event. To make intentionality happen, I have broken ..read more
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7 Strategies to Develop Student Leaders
LeaderTreks Youth Ministry » Leadership
by LeaderTreks Marketing
2y ago
The church is one generation away from being out of leaders. Developing students as leaders has become important for our youth ministries but also for our churches. Students want more say in what happens in youth group. Students also want to serve others and care for their world. These two facts need to create our new student leadership strategy. Having a team of 12 responsible students who do some of the work we don’t want to do doesn’t cut it anymore. We need creative solutions to get students involved in making decisions in the youth ministries now. The key to this is to give them a voice i ..read more
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The Secrets to Chick-fil-A’s Success
LeaderTreks Youth Ministry » Leadership
by Kyle Rohane
2y ago
A few years ago, our ministry was blessed to win a prestigious grant from the Chick-fil-A Foundation. My husband was flown to Chick-fil-A’s headquarters in Atlanta for a few days of award ceremonies and meetings. Between meetings, he was taken on a few tours to see what goes on behind the scenes in the company. One of the places he visited was a giant warehouse nicknamed “The Hatch”—where some of their most creative innovations are born. A few years ago, the company had a crisis. Staff felt stifled by the pursuit of perfection to make the best chicken sandwich and to provide the best cust ..read more
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Evaluating Me
LeaderTreks Youth Ministry » Leadership
by Doug Franklin
2y ago
Evaluating ourselves can be the hardest thing we do in leadership. We can evaluate the ministry against our goals. We can ask ourselves about how our adult volunteers did this year. We can even evaluate parent involvement in our ministry. Doing all of these evaluations will not be as beneficial as evaluating yourself. It’s really easy this year with the pandemic to say, “I’m not going to evaluate myself. No one saw this coming, and no one knew how to deal with it. So, I’m off the hook for how effective the youth ministry was this year.” If you do this, you’re missing out on a lot of lesso ..read more
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UN-BLURRING THE LINES
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by Taryn
2y ago
I read another story this morning of a former youth leader caught and arrested for an inappropriate relationship with a student.  My heart breaks every time I read one of these stories. The evening news, newspapers, and internet seems like a running weekly ticker update on the latest teacher, coach and yes,” youth pastors” crossing the line into inappropriate relationships with a student. Whatever you are called in your ministry context: pastor, director, leader, worker… we need to be careful when it comes to our relationships with students. We, of course, want to have a “relational” mini ..read more
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Balancing leadership Skill and Character
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by Doug Franklin
2y ago
Most leaders understand the importance of leadership; they are surrounded by both good and bad examples.  What they often struggle most with, however, is how to balance leadership skills with character so LeaderTreks developed the 5 Tasks and the 5 Traits of a leader. The 5 Tasks of a Leader describe the leadership process.  They provide a step-by-step guide to leading a team toward the completion of a project.  Whenever a leader gets stuck, he or she can return to this list of tasks and determine what to do next. The 5 Traits of a Leader flow out of the 5 tasks.  In order ..read more
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Uncovering Leadership Potential
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by Doug Franklin
2y ago
Not a day goes not go by when I don’t think to myself, I wish I had more leaders on my team. I know the difference between participants and leaders. Participants want to know what the job is and they get it done as quickly and efficiently as possible for them. Leaders want to know what the job is but they think about purpose and values and they work to get things done in a way that benefits others. Leaders are owners; they are the first to show up and the last to leave. They are driven by results and how their service will benefit others. So how do we find new leaders? Well, most churches use ..read more
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