“Stuck” – By Youth Minister X

Youth Minister X

This post is a guest post and latest installment in the Youth Minister X series. In my experience, Youth Ministers lack the voice they should have. Thus, on occasion, I’ll provide this forum as grist for conversation. “Youth Minister Xs” are unnamed but real Youth Ministers who have been invited to speak candidly on life […]

Meet Youth Minister X

Youth Minister

Today begins a new feature on New Vintage Leadership: Youth Minister X. In my experience, Youth Ministers lack the voice they should have. Thus, on occasion, I’ll provide this forum as grist for conversation. “Youth Minister Xs” are unnamed but real Youth Ministers who have been invited to speak candidly on life in Youth Ministry, […]

Integrating Teens into the Life of the Body

Put very simply, many Youth Ministries are functionally churches within the church. They operate separately, they have different names, identities, calendars and generally don't interact a whole lot with the Body as a whole. In other churches, where integration with the whole Body is a concern, effort is made to put teens into roles they […]