The Pray for Me Campaign


Article by Danny Mitchell Because of the realities that a large percentage of young people who connect with the church during their teenage years will end up leaving the church as they move into adulthood and those who stay connected to the church had adult believers intentionally investing in their lives, Tony Souder, the executive [...]

The Pray for Me Campaign2023-03-24T11:17:15-05:00



Connecting women to key doctrine and Women’s Ministry topics.  Use this video for your own personal encouragement or share them with your Women’s Ministry to invite women to connect in conversation around these truths.  Here are some questions to get you started as well as some resources to dig deeper on this topic. Questions to [...]

HOW TO DISCIPLE TEENS2023-03-24T11:18:47-05:00

The Fall, the Family, and the Covenant Community


By Danny Mitchell   The methodology of any church’s ministry to adolescents should grow out of a marriage between biblical theology and ministry context.  If we understand ministry to youth in its simplest form—believing adults from inside and outside the nuclear family who invest of themselves in children and youth— then we can begin to see [...]

The Fall, the Family, and the Covenant Community2023-03-24T11:24:13-05:00

Student Ministry Web Resources


RESOURCE WEBSITES: Center for Parent and Youth Understanding: Simply Youth Ministry: Youth Ministry Resources: Youth Worker: Youth Specialties: Group: TRAINING WEBSITES: Reformed Youth Ministry: PACT Ministry: Youth Ministry Architects: Global Youth and Family Ministries: Reach Out Youth Solutions: CULTURE AND RESEARCH WEBSITES: The [...]

Student Ministry Web Resources2023-03-24T11:25:50-05:00

Books on Youth Ministry


YOUTH CULTURE: Hurt by Chap Clark When Kids Hurt by Chap Clark. Hurt 2.0 by Chap Clark. A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence by Patricia Hersch The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine. The [...]

Books on Youth Ministry2023-03-24T11:25:55-05:00

Danny’s Suggestions for Christmas Gifts


Article by Danny Mitchell With the explosion in popularity of fiction books targeted at young adults, one might think that teenagers today are turning the current trend toward not wanting to read anything longer than text messages or tweets around. However, it seems like once you move away from teenage wizards named Harry and angst [...]

Danny’s Suggestions for Christmas Gifts2023-03-24T11:26:48-05:00

The Challenge of Discipling Youth in this Age of Indifference


Article by Danny Mitchell Home / Archives / Church Leadership / The Challenge of Discipling Youth in This Age of Indifference American young people are, theoretically, fine with religious faith-but it does not concern them very much, and it is not durable enough to survive on after they graduate high school. One more thing: we’re responsible. So begins Kenda Casey Dean’s [...]

The Challenge of Discipling Youth in this Age of Indifference2023-03-24T11:26:53-05:00

What Do Youth Ministers Do All Day?


Article by Danny Mitchell “I don’t believe I have seen you here before. Is this your first visit?” said the ruling elder to the young man one Sunday morning in the church parking lot. On the one hand, by attempting to greet a visitor he was doing something ruling elders ought to be doing. However, [...]

What Do Youth Ministers Do All Day?2023-03-24T11:27:04-05:00

Today’s Teenagers–The Future of the Church


Article by Danny Mitchell Perhaps I am a little biased on this subject, but I have to admit that each time I hear someone referring to high school students as the “future of the church” a part of me cringes, Don’t get me wrong. I agree with the idea that teenagers must be trained and [...]

Today’s Teenagers–The Future of the Church2023-03-24T11:27:09-05:00
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