Just wondering – are you headed to a youth ministry conference in the next 12 months? Vote in today’s poll! I’m going to be at several of them this year (you can check them out on the Youth Pastor 1st, Speaker Guy 2nd page) including the Simply Youth Ministry Conference – hope to see you there!

JG


Summer is coming to a close for us – in some parts of the country school is already in full swing. So how was it – this poll is obviously going to only track the big picture, but I’m curious to see how it went for you! I’d vote 4 … but only because I’m exhausted. Vacation next week – woohooo!

JG




Today’s poll – looking for the most impactful part of your summer – vote now!

JG


Do you have a mission/purpose statement for your youth ministry? Vote in today’s poll! And if you wanted to go an extra step – copy/paste yours into the comments to share it with others, too!

JG




Just curious to see if your 6th graders are included in your youth ministry or not – in our context right now several of the area schools have moved to middle school (that includes 6th graders) while we have remained our traditional junior high ministry (7th and 8th only). Not sure if there is a significant advantage one way or the other – would love to hear your thoughts in the comments and vote now!

JG


Had a youth worker last week suggest this poll idea (sorry I misplaced your email – argh!) about promotion in your youth ministry. Do you promote students at the beginning of summer or at the start of a new school year? I’ve worked in ministries on both sides of the question – curious if there is a clear winner in our community here. Vote now!

JG




Do you have openly gay students in your youth ministry? Thanks to John for the poll suggestion – vote in this week’s poll right now!

JG


This week’s poll asks a simple question: which type of phone do you have? Thanks to Jerry Varner for the poll idea – be sure to vote in the poll and then leave a comment on why you have that phone and if you’re happy with it or not!

JG