Youth Ministry RoundTable #15 | Having Fun in Youth Ministry

We’ve gotten back into having a weekly RoundTable and today we had a great conversation about the role of Fun in Youth Ministry. In case you missed it Live, or if you just want to watch it again, you can view it below.


We also had a tweetchat on the same topic going on, just like every other week, that you can view by searching #youthmin on twitter.

Tune in next week at 3:30 PM (EST) for the tweetchat, and 4:00 for the Live RoundTable! Our topic is going to be Career vs. Calling.


Youth Ministry Roundtable #13

By now, most schools should be back in session, and with that, most Youth Ministries have re-launched their Fall programs. So we’re coming back with all new episodes of the Youth Ministry Roundtable!

This coming Tuesday at 4:00pm EST, we’ll be live on YouTube discussing the best ways we can evaluate our Summer Ministry and what we can glean from those evaluations to improve this Fall. While our contributor panelists are discussing it live on video, we’ll also be running a TweetChat at the same time for those who want to chime in.

So save it in your calendar, 4:00pm EST on September 10th. And if you have any questions or topics you want us to cover, either in this roundtable or future discussions, we’d love for you to leave it as a comment below!

Discipling Girls in Student Ministry

A lot of Male Youth Pastors can often feel lost when it comes to ministering to girls. From the basic questions of what kinds of games to play that girls would like to play, to questions of how can I effectively be a male leader in her life without creating any awkward situations?

More often than not, it seems like the easiest thing to do is just find a great female volunteer to be in charge of discipling teen girls, and having very little to do with that development. But we believe that girl students need a strong male leader in Youth Ministry as much as they need a strong female leader. That’s why we loved that Heather Lea Campbell hosted an amazing round table of some of the greatest minds in Youth Ministry who happen to also be female. This is 35 minutes that will make your ministry stronger, so give it a watch!

Social Media and Youth Ministry

If you haven’t heard, the Youth Ministry Roundtable is back, and we think it’s better than ever. One thing that makes it better? We also brought back the Youthmin Tweetchat! We hadn’t done a tweet chat in over a year, and we missed the community that brought so much! When we combined the two of them, we realized we had something special.

So here is the most recent Youth Ministry Roundtable, just keep in mind that this is only part of the conversation, there were a ton of youth workers on twitter chiming in along with the panel.

And while you’re watching, we’d love for you to subscribe to our new Youtube Channel, YouthminTV. We’ll be doing a roundtable live every Tuesday, but we’ll also have a number of other videos, and we don’t want you to miss a single one!

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And if you really want to know more about Social Media and youth ministry, check out some of these posts and links to things we discussed:

Three ways Youth Ministry should be more like Facebook

Social Media Responsibility for Youth Workers

Eliminating Social Media

How Social can a Youth Pastor be?

Social Media creating community among Youth Pastors

Social Media guidelines for volunteers

great youth ministry blogs

5 blog tips for churches

texting strategy for youth ministry

putting teens in charge of social media

Social Media and the Church free e-book

Communicating effectively in a digital world

If this, then that

Starting out at a New Youth Ministry | Youth Ministry Round Table #7

Yesterday, a group of the contributors got online to discuss the Do’s and Dont’s of starting out at a new Ministry. You can watch our conversation in the below video.


Here are a few of the resources we mentioned in our conversation for you to check out as well:

Is it time to leave your ministry context? Or to simply take a nap? by Ben Kerns

Being Patient by Amy Jo Girardier


Youth Ministry Spiritual Growth vs. Numerical Growth | Youth Ministry RoundTable #6

In this episode of the Youth Ministry Roundtable, our contributors discuss the old saying “What you win them with is what you win them to,” the idea that often times it’s easiest to focus on growing a ministry Numerically  with the fun games, great giveaways, and flashy events, but what most Youth Pastors really seek is the spiritual growth.

Stay tuned to the end for each of the contributors Action Steps for their Youth Ministries, and information on a great event that is sponsoring soon.