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Youth Ministry

Equipping, teaching, loving, and serving the next generation, one teen at a time.


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Youth Ministry Resource Bank

Recent Youth Blog Posts


A few years back I wrote a blog post called “Well A Lot” (it can be found at, and) the point of it was to encourage youth workers to do the things that they do – “well” instead of doing “a lot”. And truly, doing things “well” for Jesus should...

Well, A Lot

I’m hoping my title was a bit confusing. I want to name two different ways of doing ministry right off the bat…. Doing it well Doing a lot of it I remember when I was 22 and just getting started at my first church how I did things. I did a lot of stuff. I hung out...

Raising Kids During COVID-19

Raising Kids During COVID-19

On April 27th, 60 plus persons participated in a zoom call with Dr. Walt Mueller of CPYU, who helped us to navigate various issues that have arisen by COVID-19 amongst young people. See the video below:    

Corona Virus and Youth Ministry

I enjoy writing blog posts that encourage and give insights into student ministry while we point students and their families to Jesus. One of the things that I do is I keep a list of posts that I might work on at a later date. And currently, that list is about a dozen...

Confirmation Program Survey Results

Confirmation Program Survey Results Confirmation classes are an important opportunity for biblical and theological instruction for junior high (typically junior high) age students in our church family. But if you compared the teaching strategies in our churches, you...

Things I Learned with Walt Mueller at J-TERM 2020

In late January, LBS hosted J-Term, January 20-22. On the night of January 20 and during the day on January 21st, Dr. Walt Mueller of CPYU presented a number of insightful findings on youth culture, while challenging us to know our culture so we can effectively point...