August 19,  2013

4 THINGS EVERY STUDENT SHOULD KNOW AFTER A CONVERSATION WITH YOU

1. He clearly values me

Communicate from the very start that you are glad that they are here and that they are needed in your student ministry. They aren't just a number but they are important and have something to offer the youth group and it's just not the same without them. [READ MORE]

 

 

FEBRUARY 15,  2013

5 THINGS STUDENTS NEED TO HEAR WHEN A YOUTH PASTOR LEAVES

This week the other student pastor that I serve with at my church announced that God was moving his ministry to a new church. We spent a great deal of time together talking about when to announce it, how to announce it, and what needs to be said. [READ MORE]

 

 

FEBRUARY 12,  2013

THE PRAYER I.O.U.S.

Let me share with you a way of praying daily that I have learned from John Piper that has been of incredible value to me. Each day when you wake up pray these 4 short little prayers from scripture and it will put your heart in the right place before God for him to move in you. The acronym is easy to remember and always reminds you that we owe everything we have to the Lord. [READ MORE]

 

 

FEBRUARY 1,  2013

10 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT TODAY'S TEENS

A lot of the time teenagers are stereotyped, short changed and underestimated in a number of ways. Howe and Strauss wrote about 10 ways today’s teenagers are blowing up the stereotypes in Millenials Rising: The Next Great Generation. These are generalities, but I believe them to be mostly true of today’s teenagers... [READ MORE]

 

 

JANUARY 30,  2013

HOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUTUBE VIDEOS

 

YouTube is a great tool that you can use in your student ministry. That's why there is a whole section on BreakFreeYouthMinistry.com that is dedicated to YouTube videos that can be used in your youth group. If you're wondering how to download them so you don't have to watch them through a we browser, let me give you a couple simple ways... [READ MORE]

 

 

JANUARY 29,  2013

IT'S MY BRAND NEW BLOG!

Well here it is, my brand new blog at www.breakfreeyouthministry.com. I know that it is absolutely bare right now, but don't give up on it because I'll be adding frequent posts about student ministry, ideas and helps, technology and media, and other thoughts on being a youth leader. You can visit here or the home page at Break Free to see the latest blog posts as they come.

 

 

Ryan Jantz

husband, father of 5, and hockey lover who has been in student ministry for 10 years.

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> 4 Things Every Student Should Know After a Conversation With You

> 5 Things Students Need to Hear When a Youth Pastor Leaves

> The Prayer I.O.U.S.

> 10 Misconceptions About Today's Teens

>How To Download YouTube Videos

 

 

 

10 Misconceptions About Today's Teens

 

 

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