Enter the Youth Ministry Ninja


January 21, 2013Site UpdatesNo comments

Youth Ministry NinjaKon’nichiwa sekai! (Hello, world!)

My name is Nick and I’ve been in youth ministry leadership in some sort of capacity for 10+ years. I studied at Fuller Theological Seminary and currently serve as a full time youth director for a congregation in San Antonio, TX. I love what I do because I love seeing God change people’s lives.


I started this blog as a way to resource other youth workers who have a heart for seeing today’s kids grow up into Christ.

I have three main goals for this blog:

  1. Provide resources for youth ministry. Getting stuck in the weekly grind can kill creatively so I hope this blog can be a refreshing place where you can take a step back and regain some creativity in ministry.
  2. Share thoughts on soul care. Overextending ourselves isn’t healthy, and our ministry’s health will reflect our health. We’re not superheroes; we need to sabbath.
  3. Explore how to become more efficient in the office. Youth leaders don’t have a reputation for being very organized or gifted in administration, but it’s a key skill to have to do ministry well.
  4. Develop a community. I know that doing ministry can seem like a really lonely gig, but I hope that  you can find support and encouragement through this blog and other people who are engaging with the content.

My goal is to post twice a week: Tuesdays and Fridays, so be sure to check back on those days. Or you can subscribe via email (on the sidebar on the right), RSS, or follow me on Twitter: @nickarnold and @youthminninja.

I hope that this blog is a blessing to you and your ministry!

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