Youth Pastor Summit Reflection

Youth Pastor Summit Reflection

This past Monday and Tuesday, Adam and I went to the Youth Pastor Summit in Dallas, TX. The Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) is a free conference sponsored by Lifeway for youth pastors and their volunteers. Adam and I decided to go by ourselves this year since we had never been before and wanted to make sure it was worth it (after all we still had all the travel expenses). However, it was definitely a worthwhile conference that we hope to attend again. I thought that, in the rest of this blog, I would share some of my big takeaways from Read More

Lessons for Youth

6 Lessons for Youth about Their Youth Volunteers

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. I recently wrote about the things that I’ve learned about youth while volunteering as a chaperone for youth events for the past ten-plus years. Click here to read that post. While writing that I began thinking that there were some things that I would also like to make sure youth know about their volunteers. Now, of course, as with all generalizations, all of these may not be true for every youth volunteer in every church across the world, but I think Read More

What I've Learned as a Youth Volunteer

What I’ve Learned as a Youth Volunteer

This post may contain affiliate links and ads, you can learn more about this by viewing my full disclaimer here. Adam, my husband, has been in youth ministry for quite a while now.  During that time I have volunteered consistently with the youth groups, helping whenever and wherever I can. I don’t think that I’m an expert on youth by any means, and I would never want to speak for them. However, I do think I’ve learned a few things during my time in youth ministry, such as: **Disclaimer: I will be speaking in generalizations. I realize that what is true Read More