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”[…]

2023 goals for youth leaders

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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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Things We LOVE About Youth Ministry & Youth Ministers

At Uth Stuph, we’ve worked with A LOT of youth ministers over our 25 years as a business. We’ve dealt with group leaders who are only at a church for a brief time. We’ve met other group leaders who’ve been at the same church for almost our entire existence. And no matter who we deal Read more about Things We LOVE About Youth Ministry & Youth Ministers[…]

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Ideas for Recruiting (AND RETAINING) Youth Group Volunteers

You know how it goes: at the start of each school year, you stand before your congregation and remind all the nice, smiling faces in the pews that the youth group is starting up and… you need more volunteers.  Suddenly, you realize no one is making eye contact with you. “Why don’t these adults want Read more about Ideas for Recruiting (AND RETAINING) Youth Group Volunteers[…]

Showcasing Uth Stuph custom sweatshirt design for Reflect Youth Camp 2021

Fall Swag Your Youth Group Will Love

Ahh, fall. Crisp air, golden leaves, pumpkin spice everything — we love the season, the food, and most importantly, the fact that we can break out our favorite hoodies in public without sweating through our clothes. (The Uth Stuph team is based in Florida, so we get like three “fall days” each year, and we make Read more about Fall Swag Your Youth Group Will Love[…]