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The Best Of Youth Ministry 2017

Kia ora, friends! As I write this I am amazed at how quickly this year has just flown by. We finished up Youth for the year last week, opting for a Progressive Dinner instead of an Awards Dinner like we had last year. It’s been a big (and kinda messy) year for us and our students, and I think it’s safe to say we are all ready for our summer break.

It has been so cool to finish out the year on the blog with our Real Life Youth Ministry series. I have loved it so much and hope that you have too! I loved hearing about ministry happening in different cultures and contexts, and the different ways people are motivated to push through when they’d really just love to have a night off. There were so many encouraging and inspiring stories! In case you missed any, find the Real Life Youth Ministry series here. Hopefully this is something we can continue in 2018 too!

So to wrap up the year today: here’s the top posts from 2017, our favourites from the year, and the all-time favourites from our readers.

Top posts from 2017

10 Ways I’m Getting Organised For Ministry In 2017

10 Ways To Use Canva For Ministry

What Our Typical Youth Ministry Calendar Looks Like

Quiet Time Ideas For Teens

The Complete Guide To Small Groups

Youth Group Food Ideas (That Aren’t Pizza)

Our 2017 Favourites

Why You Should Get Your Students To Preach

Planning Your First Youth Takeover Service

How To Balance Full-Time Ministry With A Full-Time Job

Youth Pastor, Your Location Is Not A Disadvantage

Plan Your Own Study: Salt & Light

Spyfall App: Review & Resource

All-Time Reader Favourites

12 Ice Breakers For Building Relationship

How Our Youth Min Grew From 3 Teens To 40 In One Year

10 Awesome Free Resources For Youth Ministry

How To Have A Rockin’ Youth Group With 10 Or Less

How To Start A Youth Ministry From Scratch

Bible Reading Apps As Voted By Teens

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! See you in 2018 for another rockin’ year of Youth Ministry and loving on teenagers. Be blessed y’all.

P.S. Feel free to leave a comment to let me know what your favourite post was from this year and what you’d like to see happen on the blog next year!

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