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[…]

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How to Make Your Winter Retreat Deeper than a “Fun Weekend”

Who doesn’t love a good winter retreat? It’s that mid-year pick-me-up for ministries across the country. Just like summer camp, winter retreats are stellar ways to bring new people into your ministry, encourage your group and group leaders, and be more intentional with students. However, in the quest to have The Best Winter Retreat Your Read more about How to Make Your Winter Retreat Deeper than a “Fun Weekend”[…]

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2023 Goals and Resolutions for Youth Ministers

Ah, a new year. It’s a great time to reflect on the past and set goals for the future — especially for youth ministers. Y’all have a unique role in helping young people set and achieve their own goals — and their relationships with God.  Here are some good resolutions for youth ministers to consider. (And Read more about 2023 Goals and Resolutions for Youth Ministers[…]

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Back to School and Kicking Off a New Year of Ministry in Style

It’s the most wonderful time of year — for ministries, that is! It’s back to school, which means that youth ministers around the country are preparing for an influx of fresh faces. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the start of the year, but we’ve been working with ministers for so long that we know Read more about Back to School and Kicking Off a New Year of Ministry in Style[…]

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5 Things Youth Group Leaders Wished Their Kids Would Understand

Not to sound cheesy, but group leaders and youth ministers are special to us. We work with them day in and day out to make custom youth group shirts, and those shirts are connected to memories. Camp memories, events, winter retreats — they’re passionate about these events, and the shirts they design with us represent the Read more about 5 Things Youth Group Leaders Wished Their Kids Would Understand[…]

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Gearing Up for Church Camp — the First-Timer’s Guide

If you’re reading this, you’re one of two people: 1) you’ve never been a chaperone to church camp before and are terrified or 2) you’re someone who needs to talk a potential chaperone into coming to camp with your group. If you’re in Group 1, HI! Welcome to what could be one of the most Read more about Gearing Up for Church Camp — the First-Timer’s Guide[…]

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Putting Together the Ultimate Swag Bag for Youth Ministry Graduates

It’s graduation season! Your youth ministry is likely putting together slideshows of baby photos of your graduating seniors so you can publicly embarrass (uh, we mean honor) them one final time. Grads are wondering how they’ll fit into college ministries or maybe even considering a gap year to do mission work. They’re a little scared, a Read more about Putting Together the Ultimate Swag Bag for Youth Ministry Graduates[…]

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What to Expect for Your Youth Group Winter Retreat

Ah, the annual winter retreat. That blissful time when youth groups travel either somewhere sunny to escape the frigid tundras of their own hometowns or decide to (for some reason) travel further north and into snowy landscapes. We don’t know if it’s the calming serenity of snow or the sheer fact it’s not summer camp, Read more about What to Expect for Your Youth Group Winter Retreat[…]