Insighting Youth

Ministering to youth can be full of challenges. The staff, faculty, and students of the Youth Ministry Institute shed light on spiritual, logistical, and relationship issues of youth ministry by sharing best practices with youth ministers all over the world.

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Another tragedy and why youth need “a safe and friendly place”

I woke this morning to the news. Another mass shoo...
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02 October

New Minimum Salary Law and the Church

In May the Fair Labors Standards Act (FSLA) was up...
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18 August

Close the Door; Don’t Slam It

You will lose your job.  Everyone does.  Some ge...
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05 August

How Not to Lose Your Youth Ministry Job in the First Year

It’s a little pessimistic sounding, isn’t it? ...
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26 February

Four Case Studies

Four Case Studies by Matt Vaughan, Midwest Dire...
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30 September
Bad Hire

Avoiding the Bad Hire

I’ve spoken with at least eight pastors in five ...
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23 July
Cassette

Education can learn a lot from iTunes

Posted by Matt Vaughan, in Kansas, as he listens t...
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24 April

Why Go To the World Series?

and other tips on becoming a great youth minister ...
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24 October

Growing a Youth Group

Numbers are tricky and often difficult to analyze...
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14 October

Help is on the Way!

If you live and work as a youth minister in Florid...
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08 September

One Year Later

It has been one year since you hired your youth mi...
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02 September

You’re Just a Temp

If you’re in the workforce you’re just a temp ...
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26 August
Top 10 Reasons to Join us at the Youth Ministry Academy

Top 10 Reasons to Join us at the Youth Ministry Academy

Top Ten Reasons to Join us at the Youth Ministry A...
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12 August

Praise Him?

I have no real musical training. Except for singin...
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04 August

The Case Against Cell Phones

It’s mission trip season around here and while t...
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02 July

Who is the Greatest?

Who is the greatest?  This was a question Jesus w...
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10 June

Conferencing

“Conferencing” sounds like it is related to ...
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10 June
how many kids in youth group

30-60-90

So, how many kids are coming to your youth group?...
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24 February
Can’t Keep Your Juniors and Seniors?

Can’t Keep Your Juniors and Seniors?

Last night at youth group I complemented one of ou...
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11 November

What’s New? YMI Midwest!

Please allow myself to introduce... myself. I'm Ma...
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19 August
Reflections on a Tragedy

Reflections on a Tragedy

I am normally a pretty optimistic person.  I beli...
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01 August

22 Million

I have experienced a number of humbling moments in...
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02 July

Looking for a Job

Are you looking for a job?  Or do you someone who...
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17 June