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7 Principles for Young Adult Ministry

7 Principles for Young Adult Ministry

March 17, 2018

Some churches do very well at integrating young adults into the life of their church through the main services and gatherings. Other churches don’t. They may do better at providing a separate gathering for young adults. Others may choose to take more of a campus based approach, while others take a more decentralized approach, spreading […]

Building a Young Adult Ministry 2 – A Church within a Church

Building a Young Adult Ministry 2 – A Church within a Church

March 17, 2018

Two and a half years ago we shifted our young adult ministry strategy to one more like church planting, a “church within a church.” After using a more “integrative approach” for 8 years, I realized that we just weren’t reaching our potential. I did a little local research and found that there are over 5000 young adults […]

Building a Young Adult Ministry 1 – The Integrative Approach

Building a Young Adult Ministry 1 – The Integrative Approach

March 16, 2018

For the the first 8 years of my ministry as the youth and young adults pastor in our congregation of about 1400 total active people, we focused primarily on congregational integration by getting college students to our Sunday worship services. They enjoyed our contemporary worship, the preaching […]

Building a Kids Ministry Team 4 – Recruiting

Building a Kids Ministry Team 4 – Recruiting

March 9, 2018

Building a great team is vital to building a great ministry with kids. This post is part of a series of posts exploring tangible ways to build a great children’s ministry team. The last three posts were about key roles you’ll need on your team, the various teams you’ll need in your ministry, and the ratios by which you can determine how many leaders you need. […]

Building a Kids Ministry Team 3 – Ratios

Building a Kids Ministry Team 3 – Ratios

March 2, 2018

Building a great team is vital to building a great ministry with kids. This post is part of a series of posts exploring tangible ways to build a great children’s ministry team. The last two posts were about key roles you’ll need on your team and various teams you’ll need in your ministry. This post is about determining how many people you really need in those roles. […]

Building a Kids Ministry Team 2 – Teams

Building a Kids Ministry Team 2 – Teams

February 23, 2018

Building a great team is vital to building a great ministry with kids. This post is part of a series of posts exploring tangible ways to build a great children’s ministry team. The last post was about key roles you’ll need on your team. This post is about additional teams that are helpful to have within your larger ministry. Some teams are vital to your ministry with kids. […]

Building a Kids Ministry Team 1 – Key Roles

Building a Kids Ministry Team 1 – Key Roles

February 16, 2018

Building a great team is vital to building a great ministry with kids. Over these next few posts  you’ll explore tangible ways to change the way you think about recruiting and building a great children’s ministry team. Our model is primarily large group – small group. So the key roles we need are below. If you’re in a small church, you’ll be combining these roles. […]

An “Orange” NextGen Leader Handbook

An “Orange” NextGen Leader Handbook

May 5, 2017

We’ve put together a handbook for all the leaders and staff in NextGen Ministries at our church. While every church is different in scope, size, and culture, some ideas are scalable and cross-platform. Here’s what we do in our church. Maybe there’s something helpful here for you? Maybe not. We just like to share. It begins with […]

NextGen Policies for Safe & Healthy Ministry

NextGen Policies for Safe & Healthy Ministry

May 5, 2017

Developing policies is time consuming but super important for purposes of safety and risk management as well as the continuity of healthy practices. We require that every volunteer read and sign an agreement to abide by these policies. These policies continue to develop and evolve every year. But here’s a snapshot of our current policies as […]

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