Youth Ministry Jobs

7 Ways to Start Well

Greetings in the Name of Christ Jesus! I am so glad to be writing all of you today and I hope you all are doing well in youth ministry wherever you are. It’s another year for all of us in ministry wherever we are and wherever we find ourselves. There are always people somewhere in the world that are starting ...

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5 Quick and Easy Tips to Get Fired Today

Sure Ways to Get Fired Today

We all know the obvious great ideas to get fired like complete moral failure and violence to students, but if you aren’t quite ready to go to jail, here are some other great ways to loose your job! Dress and act like a kid – When the church hired you, they were hiring an adult to run a youth program.  ...

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Calling All Quitters

Quit Youth Ministry

This is more of a call-out than an article. Last week I announced at my church that as of the end of 2014 I would be resigning my position as director of youth ministries. I’ve never been sure why that’s plural. It’s actually a dual resignation; my spouse Britta is the director of our church’s children’s ministry. It may also ...

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Write for the Youthworker Movement

  Make all of your dreams come true! Or one of them, provided that dinner didn’t sit well and you were tossing and turning all night wishing you could mouth off about your opinions about Wesleyan youth ministry. That dream, my friend, is right around the corner. We are deeply interested in developing Wesleyan voices in youth ministry content. If ...

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Rocking Your Ministry Resume

Churches are smart. They realize that the possibilities of hiring a youth pastor (or even getting one on the phone) during the summer are slim to none, and hold off posting their jobs and interviewing candidates until the fall. Which means that for those of you in the market for jobs (hopefully not because of a tragic bobbing for pickles ...

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Finding a Job That Fits Your Family

Thank you to special guests Jake and Melissa Kircher for contributing this article. How to make family a priority when interviewing for a ministry position. Interviewing for a ministry position is much different than interviewing for a “secular” job. Churches dig deep into your personal life and it can often feel invasive and unnecessary. After going through these types of ...

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Promise 6: Be Excellent to Each Other

Excellence.  This might be the most important and most difficult to define promise of the We Love Our Youth Worker (WLOYW) covenant.  Here’s what the employer promises to the youth worker: We will strive to be an excellent employer. We believe that it’s important to have clear structures and procedures for recruiting and employing a youth worker, and to provide ...

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Are You Certified?

Are You Certified? The Youthworker Movement just participated in a 2-day consultation at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) in Nashville along with representatives from 10 UMC Seminaries and 3 Colleges and Universities that offer 1 or more of the classes to be certified in one of the ten specialized ministries.  Persons can be certified in: Ministry ...

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How to Survive Getting Fired

This article was originally published October 26, 2011. Ever been blindsided? Maybe you’ve seen the show “Survivor.”  It’s a competition of physical survival, sure, but it’s primarily social survival.   A fascinating part of the plot is when a contestant falsely believes he’s secure in his tribe, safe at tribal council and then is completely blown away as he’s cast out ...

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