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Youth Leaders

Physical Exercise Can Benefit Students AND Leaders

April 18, 2017 0 Comments

13 Reasons Exercise is Great for Teens and Youth Leaders ! The Overall Benefits of working out are huge and we need to convey that message to our students. Physical exercise gives you the ability to reduce chronic diseases such as: stroke, heart failure, diabetes and a few more.  These are greatly reduced when we […]

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11 Steps to Safety on Your Youth Group Mission Trip

March 24, 2017 0 Comments
11 Steps to Safety on Your Youth Group Mission Trip

It is such an exciting time when planning and leading a youth group mission trip. You’ve done all the fund-raising, preparation classes, shopping and have packed everything needed and organized everything with the mission where you’ll be ministering. One of the most important items is often forgotten: Mission Safety. Whether you’re leading your mission team […]

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Happy New Year!Resolution? – No, Goals – Yes!

December 30, 2016 0 Comments
Happy New Year!Resolution? – No, Goals – Yes!

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I Do set goals for myself each year.   I believe without goals, there is no direction in my life, nothing to work towards. But, it begins before the new year. . . Every year at Christmas, our family gathers together to have a birthday party for Jesus.   We […]

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10 Important Things a Youth Leader Should Be Doing ~

December 21, 2016 0 Comments
10 Important Things a Youth Leader Should Be Doing ~

I know you want to make sure that each student who enters your youth group or Sunday School has a great experience and feels at home in your group.   There are certain things a Youth Leader should make sure is happening to enable that to happen. Kids want to be accepted in a group immediately […]

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9 Steps Closer to the Best Retreat Ever ~

December 7, 2016 0 Comments
9 Steps Closer to the Best Retreat Ever ~

So. . . you want to give your students the best retreat that has ever been held. There are about 20 in your group and it’s time to go away, leave the norm and spend quality time together. But how in the world would one go about planning a retreat for a youth group? Here […]

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5 Tips to Advertise An Upcoming Youth Event

December 3, 2015 0 Comments

Let’s Make Youth Events the Best Ever! I hear a lot of youth leaders chatter that they can’t get their “kids” to do anything. They can’t get the numbers for a retreat or all-nighter.   Youth leading is just that – LEADING! Being in charge of a youth group means YOU are the one to make […]

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7 Steps to Avoiding Youth Leader Burn Out

November 11, 2015 0 Comments

Recently I attended a panel discussion by some experienced youth leaders at the Pittsburgh Youth Workers Conference* on how to avoid burnout. This is a very important topic since youth leaders have a high burn out rate. Here are some tips to prevent burn out: Surround yourself with mentors, people who will support you, and […]

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Teens & Media [Teen Quest LIVE]

April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Teens & Media [Teen Quest LIVE]

On this episode of Teen Quest LIVE, Mark talks with his guest about Teens & Media

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Teens & Peer Pressure [Teen Quest LIVE]

April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Teens & Peer Pressure [Teen Quest LIVE]

On this episode of Teen Quest LIVE, Mark talks with his guest about Teens & Peer Pressure

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Protect Your Life and Ministry from Sexual Sins

April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Protect Your Life and Ministry from Sexual Sins

Recognizing that we are all human and all have the capacity to sin is the first step in protecting your life and your ministry. All too often I hear of a Youth Pastor having sexual relations with someone in his youth group (it can happen with female leaders too, just less often).  This sickens me.  […]

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