GCYM Blog Posts

 This post was originally posted by BaptistPress (https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/first-person-how-to-keep-next-gen-leaders-at-your-church/). Approval was given by Shane Pruitt to repost. Everyone has seen or heard the stats about the short tenures of pastors to
One overlooked aspect of obedient living in churches is the surrender to the call of vocational ministry. Today, it is rare to see someone surrender to missions or to vocational
You are a consumer. A consumer is an individual who uses goods and services. When you buy or eat something, you are a consumer. Consumers are “me” focused. You know
For the past 20 plus years, I have served primarily as a youth minister in churches. However, for the past year, I have served as the leader of the kids’
John used a bit of Hebrew poetry as he described his purpose for writing the epistle of 1 John. “I write to you, children, because you know the Father. I
Is your youth ministry focus too narrow? Maybe you intentionally present the gospel to lost teens personally and at outreach events. Perhaps you have small group bible studies to engage
If you flew a drone over northern Indiana, you would see a landscape dotted with ponds. Two of my neighbors added them to their property this past spring. Within a
Prepared to conquer the day, or so I thought, I opened my door and stepped onto the porch. A giant cicada was laying there blocking my exit. Debating whether to
Culture of Sharing Jesus Part Two
If you missed part one, check it out here. Four simple factors that set a person or a church apart as one engaged in gospel driven evangelism are accountability, hospitality,
Culture for Sharing Jesus
Published  by permission of the Baptist and Reflector, the official news journal of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. Creating a culture of sharing faith, actually sharing the name and fame
This article was originally written by Clayton King for Lifeway Publishers Parenting Teens Magazine and used by permission by the author Clayton King, President of Crossroads Ministries and a Youth Ministry Round
Green Chair
I was sitting in a green vinyl chair in my Senior Pastor’s office in a South Texas rural Baptist Church. I was about a year and half into my first