Youth Minister BLOG

  • October 17, 2010 | by Terry Clark
    Take a look at a few keys to youth ministry. There are many more but this is a good start.
  • October 13, 2010 | by Terry Clark
    I remember as a kid watching the show Married With Children and my favorite part was the opening song. Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage, this I tell you brother, you can’t have one without the other. As I was driving the other day, thinking about Adolescent Catechesis and Youth Ministry, the song kept popping into my head. At first I was perplexed but after thinking about it for awhile it started to make perfect sense. Youth Ministry and Adolescent Catechesis go together like a horse and carriage. More on that in a minute. First lets look at where Youth Ministry stands at this point.
  • October 5, 2010 | by Terry Clark
    Sheep is a great word. It can be singular or plural. We believe that our job is to tend the sheep, but really if we want to do youth ministry well, we need to tend to the sheep. Confused? Let me make it simple. You need to take care of your own spirituality. If you are broken in your faith, it will be hard to listen and pray for others who are the same. You may try to pray and listen, but it will leave you with a sense of hollowness. Many times youth ministers get burned out, but it isn’t because the relational ministry has suffered, it is because they are spiritually weary. If you want to be a youth minister you need to have your relationship with Christ moving in the right direction.
  • September 22, 2010 | by Various
    A potpourri of stuff: 6 different kinds of kids in ministry, Parental Guidance Suggested, New Orleans Adult Conference
  • March 13, 2009 | by Terry Clark
    The ministry of prayer and worship with adolescents has several distinct dimensions that provide direction to comprehensive ministry efforts.
  • February 26, 2009 | by Erin Walsh
    This week’s News Brief is on “Leadership” “The ministry of Leadership Development calls forth, affirms, and empowers the diverse gifts, talents, and abilities of adults and young people in our faith communities for comprehensive ministry with adolescents.” –Renewing the Vision, p.40.
  • February 10, 2009 | by Erin Walsh
    This week’s youth ministry News Brief is on Community Life.