Ministry & Leadership

Personal Bible Study for Students

Zach Mabry | Breakout | SWO20 Thursday Morning In this hands-on workshop, Zach Mabry went beyond teaching the basic principles of Bible study. He modeled how students can put those … Continue reading

Zach Mabry August 15, 2020
Event Session

Round Table: Why Do People Think Youth Ministry is a Joke?


Just want the audio version? What does it take for a church (and youth pastor) to do student ministry well? Why do people think youth ministry is a joke? It … Continue reading

Snowbird May 11, 2020
No Sanity Required

The 26 Best Apps for Youth Pastors

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We get it. Most days we would rather leave our phone in our sock drawer at home. After all, who needs to carry around an annoying buzzer that keeps going … Continue reading

Snowbird April 22, 2020

Why Passion in Ministry Isn’t Enough

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By Greg Mathias It is not uncommon for me to sit across the table from a friend, colleague, or student and hear stories of burnout, disillusionment, and just plain weariness … Continue reading

Greg Mathias March 26, 2020

Family Milestones and Parent/Child Discipleship

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By Seth Stewart There comes a point as a student pastor when you realize that no matter how loudly and clearly you preach the Gospel, the message your students hear … Continue reading

February 11, 2020

Good Shepherds Always Point Their Flocks to the Great Shepherd

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Anyone who has been a pastor for more than two minutes has likely felt the burden of what it means to shepherd God’s flock. We’ve all felt the pastoral pressures … Continue reading

Snowbird January 21, 2020

Living on Mission Where You Are (Shift 4 of 4)

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By Mitch Jolly Shift 4: From Managing Projects to Leading Members Luke 10:1-12 When we can make these shifts from needs to assets, from programs to domain engagement, from working … Continue reading

December 9, 2019

Living on Mission Where You Are (Shift 3 of 4)

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By Mitch Jolly Shift 3: From Working for the City to Working with the City This shift is one of relationship and expectations. In regard to the relationship, this shift … Continue reading

December 7, 2019

Living On Mission Where You Are (Shift 1 of 4)

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By Mitch Jolly What if we have replaced the simplicity of Christian discipleship (hearing the Word of the Lord and obeying him) with consumable spiritual commodities that in fact have … Continue reading

December 3, 2019

6 Ways to Help Renew Your Mind & Prevent Drift in Ministry

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By Greg Mathias Over the years, I have seen in my own life and in the lives of others, the following unfortunate mantra: “I am so busy with ministry to … Continue reading

Greg Mathias November 23, 2019