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[…]

Great Ideas for Your Next Mission Trip Shirt

Mission trip shirts are a great way to show team unity and inspire your church to support your goals. These short-term mission trips engage roughly 2 million people each year from the US alone! At Uth Stuph, we love providing mission trip shirts to groups serving locally, regionally, and in other countries. Your stories are Read more about Great Ideas for Your Next Mission Trip Shirt[…]

Benefits of Using Water-Based Ink for Your Group Shirts

Think about your favorite t-shirt. Maybe it’s from your last Jonas Brothers concert (we see you all, no judgment!). Perhaps it’s from summer camp circa 2009 when you finally told that girl whose name you can’t remember that you actually liked her. A few things are in common with these shirts, though: they’re probably soft, Read more about Benefits of Using Water-Based Ink for Your Group Shirts[…]

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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Top 10 Most Influential T-Shirt Designs EVER

“Influential… shirts? Hold on a second; they’re just t-shirts!” T-shirts have long since been misunderstood as “lazy person fashion” (although we totally disagree). As Devil Wears Prada was quick to explain, t-shirts (no matter how small) are part of fashion and self-expression. Over the decades, there have been some exceptionally influential and important t-shirts, and those Read more about Top 10 Most Influential T-Shirt Designs EVER[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]