GCYM Blog Posts

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
Motivation
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
People talking
Over the last few months my heart has been burdened by the pendulum swing that has happened in American church culture. As I talk to friends in ministry and pastors
We were wrapping up the Q&A session at the end of a workshop I lead on how some of the main cultural trends impact teenagers’ spiritual growth. There were about
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