Christian Leadership

NCAA March Madness, BYU, and the Youth Group???….

NCAA March Madness, BYU, and the Youth Group???….

In all the buildup to last night’s NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament, I heard an interesting point in on one of the local…

Staying ahead

Remember MySpace? When I first started in youth ministry, MySpace…

Steven Furtick, Altar Calls, and Dangerous lines….

First things first. Whether you agree with Steven Furtick/Elevation Church…

Surviving Transitions in Rural Ministry…

In September of 2013, I found myself in a place…

Guest Posts

THROWRUNFIX!!!

THROWRUNFIX!!!

1 Corinthians 9:24 (New International Version) Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets…

Guest Post: Marriage- The Great Divorce…

We at MinistryPlace.net are blessed to share a few special…

Guest Post: Marriage- Clarity in Thinking…

We at MinistryPlace.net are blessed to share a few special…

Guest Post: Marriage- Definition…

We at MinistryPlace.net are blessed to share a few special…

Homeschool

An Open Letter about College…

An Open Letter about College…

Dear Parents of Teenagers, It’s just your friendly, neighborhood thirty-something youth worker here. I know that some of you are already planning…

Rural Homeschooling…

Editor’s Note: This Guest Post is from Lisa Nehring. She lives…

My 5 P’s of Grocery Savings…

Editors Note: This was originally published by Vicki Williams at…

Creating a Rhythm to Your Homeschool…

Editors Note: This was originally published by Vicki Williams at…

Ministry Tech

#RuralMinistry Tech on The Cheap: LG Optimus F3

#RuralMinistry Tech on The Cheap: LG Optimus F3

If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I am a happy T-Mobile customer.  Through an odd series…

Tablet or Notebook?…

Everybody has that person they can call, text, Facebook, or…

Rural Stories from MyHope With Billy Graham…

This fall, I had the opportunity to do several youth…

Christmas Shopping Guide: Vinci Tablets

One of our new Advertisers, Vinci Genius has sent MinistryPlace.Net an…

Missions

WorldVision, controversy, and a look in the mirror….

WorldVision, controversy, and a look in the mirror….

My friend John over at “The Cost and The Joy” wrote an excellent post about the controversy surrounding WorldVision’s change to their…

In Ministry? Need a Car? Here is some Help…

Have you heard of MATS? They are a unique organization…

Missions Minute: Update from Brent and Amanda Longenecker (1/14)…

A while back I posted about what “Brent The Stunt…

I Know A Guy….

Last weekend brought a snowstorm like I have never seen…

Money

Simply Living in Rural Ministry: Lunchmeat

Simply Living in Rural Ministry: Lunchmeat

One of the things that can be a challenge in Rural Ministry is living on a budget. While there are some things…

Youth Ministry On the Cheap: Youth Family Christmas Party

Do you want an inexpensive and easy Christmas idea? I…

Christmas Buyer’s Guide: Cheap Android Tablets…

I know, most of the Christmas shopping season for many…

Youth Ministry Budget and You

What’s up Rural Ministry world! This is my first post…

Resources

Heard at #SYMC 14: Growing Theologically Minded Students with @chapclark

Heard at #SYMC 14: Growing Theologically Minded Students with @chapclark

I had the opportunity this morning to sit in on Session 3 of Chap Clark’s track called “Growing Theologically Minded Students. It…

Heard at #SYMC – with @GregStier Deeper/Wider Track

Here are some great nuggets from a great Morning session:…

#SYMC 2014 Giant List O’ Blogs…

Every year there are some great folks that blog from…

What’s in my bag for #SYMC…

At SYMC, there are all kinds of great ideas that…

Rural Ministry

Reputations Are Magnified in Rural Settings

Reputations Are Magnified in Rural Settings

This week, I’m publishing my first novel, Sheep Among Wolves (You can purchase it here:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IRTQ1FE ).  I co-wrote it with my…

Show me your friends…

…And I’ll show you your future. This is a quote…

MinistryPlace.Net on the Road : #SYMC 2014…

March 7-10, 2014 is the Simply Youth Ministry Conference in…

Guest Post: Ski Trip!….

Editor’s Note: This Guest Post is from Stephanie Karolus. She is…

Student Ministry

Youth Ministry on the Cheap:  Progressive Dinner

Youth Ministry on the Cheap: Progressive Dinner

This one is an oldie, but a goodie. When I look to plan cheap events, the progressive dinner is foremost on my…

YM on the Cheap: God’s Not Dead Movie….

If you have not heard about this movie, here is…

One more Super Bowl freebie

Here on minstryplace.net, we’re all about freebie resources.  We want…

Super Bowl Party Video

A few weeks ago I mentioned the idea of a…

User Submitted Resources

Are We The Beast?. Or the Dad? Or Both?..

Are We The Beast?. Or the Dad? Or Both?..

Having young children, (especially a 4 year old girl) ensures a fair amount of Disney movies are in the house. Yesterday, I…

Youth Ministry on The Cheap: Free PowerPoint Game…

Here’s a freebie to give away. It’s a Powerpoint game…

Youth Ministry on the Cheap: Game Night

When I was in bi-vocational ministry, I learned quickly that…

Turkeys, Hot Dogs, Teenagers, The Gospel.

Ok. I will try and explain this the best I…

YM For Cheap!

Adopt-A-Neighborhood Update (1/14)…

Adopt-A-Neighborhood Update (1/14)…

This post is an update to the original here… and here.. and here… and here… (you get the idea.)  When I shared…

Youth Ministry on the Cheap: Super Bowl Party

I love playoff football. I’ll admit it.  I’m a full-on…

Youth Ministry on the Cheap : Ornaments…

Here is a great idea for your group at Christmas…

Youth Ministry On the Cheap: 101 Household Tips…

Part of living on a Youth Minister’s budget is…. well,…