I was a youth pastor for 20 years before our church adopted a NextGen model and I became the NextGen Pastor. The transition has been challenging but totally worth it! Here, I’d like to dive in a little deeper and get more specific about some do’s and don’ts that I’ve learned in my own journey into NextGen Ministry.
There are many skills that ministry leaders need to develop. Among them are skills like teaching & preaching, leading meetings, planning events, caring for people, responding to
We have teens and young adults in our church who are gay, bisexual, and transgendered. At one point not too long ago, we had
We’ve all been there. Whether it’s the kid who needs a ride home after youth group or the kid who can’t get a ride to
A major part of me hates recruiting volunteers. It takes a lot of energy just to work up the motivation to ask people to volunteer.
The #1 skill that a pastor should master is RECRUITING.* You might say that the #1 skill that a pastor (or any other ministry leader) should master is preaching. A pastor
There’s a big difference between organizing ministry and mobilizing ministry. The more we grow, the more gears there are to grease, the more issues we
It seems to me that there are four pressure points I experience on a weekly basis that seems to be common to all pastors and