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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!