Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry

I’m excited to let you know that today marks the release of Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide, edited by Cameron Cole and Jon Nielson. Cameron is the director of youth ministries at Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, AL and the chairman of Rooted Ministry, which seeks to advance grace-driven youth ministry and to equip […]

How to Help Your Youth Pastor Become a Mature Pastor

Caricatures of youth pastors are comical, even if they are unfair. Ignatius tops the list, but I bet you could imagine your own. The funny thing is, from rock stars to game experts, there are few youth pastor stereotypes that include pastoral responsibilities. “I think youth ministry perpetuates my immaturity,” one youth pastor friend told […]

A Gospel-Centered Philosophy of Youth Ministry

My partner in crime, Jon Nielson, just finished a three-part series on youth ministry at The Gospel Coalition Blog. Jon draws a balance between two extreme approaches to youth ministry: 1) the approach that isolates the youth ministry from the rest of the church, and 2) the approach that eliminates youth ministry in order to […]