Summer Swag Ideas that Aren’t Just Cool T-Shirts

When it comes to summer swag, the first thing that pops into mind is usually a cool t-shirt. But hey, why stop there? At Uth Stuph, we know there’s a whole world of awesome swag that can make your group stand out at events, camps, and gatherings. Let’s dive into some fresh ideas that go Read more about Summer Swag Ideas that Aren’t Just Cool T-Shirts[…]

Finding Hope When Ministry Feels Frustrating

Ministry can be a beautiful calling, but let’s be real—it can also be incredibly challenging. It can feel like public scrutiny casts a shadow over the good work being done. When your ministry feels frustrating, stressful, or misunderstood, it’s important to find hope and keep pressing forward.  Lean on Your Faith “You just gotta have Read more about Finding Hope When Ministry Feels Frustrating[…]

Finding Joy in Volunteering: 5 Ways to Keep Your Church Group Volunteers Smiling

As we gear up for the summer, there’s one thing on our minds: volunteers. We all know that without them, summer events like Vacation Bible School and church camps just wouldn’t be the same.  However, we also know that volunteering can feel like a chore (and not like the fun Macarena time pictured above). Most Read more about Finding Joy in Volunteering: 5 Ways to Keep Your Church Group Volunteers Smiling[…]

Finding Rest in the Summer Hustle: A Guide for Church Youth Ministers

It’s gonna, gonnaaaa goooonaaaaaa… Yes, we’re already into May, which means warm weather and (for ministry’s) planning out ministry’s summer programs and camps! But at Uth Stuph, we’re also recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month. Let’s face it, in the whirlwind of activities and events, we often forget to take care of ourselves. Ministers can be Read more about Finding Rest in the Summer Hustle: A Guide for Church Youth Ministers[…]

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How to Plan for Vacation Bible School

Children’s ministry leaders know what time it is…  Summer is just around the corner, and that means Vacation Bible School is nearly here! Time to get your sunscreen and safari hats ready because you’re about to prep for an epic adventure for your ministries.  Just like any great adventure, VBS takes a bit of planning Read more about How to Plan for Vacation Bible School[…]

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Falling in Love Again: Rediscovering Your Passion for Youth Ministry

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the love that brought us into youth ministry in the first place. You know, that spark, that passion, that unbridled enthusiasm for guiding young hearts towards Christ. But let’s be real – amidst the chaos of planning events, dealing with drama, and navigating Read more about Falling in Love Again: Rediscovering Your Passion for Youth Ministry[…]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Group for Youth Group Concerts like Winter Jam & Rock the Universe

It’s post-Christmas winter, and youth group leaders know what that means — Christian Concert Season. Yep, we don’t really know why the world collectively agreed that January-March is the best time for things like Rock the Universe or Winter Jam shows, but here we are.  Going to these events can be a thrilling and spiritually Read more about 5 Ways to Prepare Your Group for Youth Group Concerts like Winter Jam & Rock the Universe[…]

Ways to Encourage Thankfulness Within Your Church Youth Group

Ahhh the holidays — a time of joy, family gatherings, and gratitude.  But even in the majesty of the holidays, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of activities and miss out on the true reason for the season. Your youth group teens likely struggle with this just as much as you do! Read more about Ways to Encourage Thankfulness Within Your Church Youth Group[…]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Youth Group Volunteers

As a Youth Pastor, you understand the immense value that dedicated volunteers bring to your youth group. They invest their time, energy, and love into guiding and mentoring your young congregation members. With the holiday season approaching, it’s the perfect time to show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Choosing thoughtful gifts for Read more about Holiday Gift Ideas for Youth Group Volunteers[…]