Two Inconvenient Boys

"If those two are allowed to keep coming, then my boys will not be coming to youth group anymore." This father's words were as hard as rock, and I knew it wasn't an idle threat. The anger that seeped through h...

Super Bowl Discussion Starter

Looking for a Bible Study / Discussion Starter on the Super Bowl? Try this! Ask: How many different animal-themed teams can you name? (Bears, Lions, Bengals, Ravens, Colts, Jaguars, Panthers, Falcons, Dolphin...

Hard Times Roundtable

  In youth ministry, there’s no shortage of rough patches. You think you’ve got the lock-in planned, scheduled and effectively organized, and the location calls at the last minute and cancels your res...

Screens and Small Groups

God works through small groups. At least that’s what we hope, don’t we? There’s a joy that comes with seeing students come together to dig into God’s word and each other’s lives. When small groups fu...

Reimagining Small Group Ministry

If you’re like me, small group ministry with students has been a bit of a challenge. In at least one of the ministries I’ve lead, my entire youth group would have been considered a small group. (ha!). Mor...

Bible Study: Tweeting Scripture

Quick Backdrop If you were to Tweet through the Bible one Tweet a day, it would take more than 60 years to cover all the verses. Obviously Scripture was not designed to be experienced 140 characters at a time,...

Tales from the Small Group

  I offered to just buy the coffee table from the host home family. Why, you ask? Because one of the small group members managed to discreetly carve his initials in it during our short stay in their hom...

2017 Themes

We're excited to announce our 2017 themes for YouthWorker Journal! YouthWorker Journal publishes a monthly digital magazine, and a quarterly print magazine. We also publish fresh content weekly over at the Yout...