Author: Elle Campbell

The Key to Creating Momentum in Your Youth Ministry

Momentum is kind of a big deal in youth ministry, isn’t it? Momentum is the thing that keeps students . . . excited. engaged. coming back. inviting friends. As youth pastors, it seems like we’re always trying to figure out ways to create and then sustain momentum throughout the school year. We want to engage teenagers and keep them engaged and coming back all year long, but . . . how? A lot of youth pastors try to create or sustain momentum with short-term fixes, like . . . flashier programs. bigger events. more giveaways. cooler Instagram posts. Those short-term fixes may work for a moment...

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Your Top 5 Questions About Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum and Strategy

Hey fam! If you haven’t already heard the news, Stuff You Can Use just announced a brand new resource called Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum and Strategy. We are super excited about it and are spending a ton of time having conversations about what’s coming. So while we wrap things up, and you wait for this baby to release, we thought we’d answer a few of our most frequently asked questions so far. Ready? Cool. CAN I CUSTOMIZE GROW TO FIT MY CONTEXT? Absolutely! That’s kind of our #1 goal, actually. We want Grow to work for you, no matter your size,...

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A 1-Year Strategy to Grow Your Volunteer Team

Building, maintaining, and growing a volunteer team is hard work. And there’s a lot to say about it. That’s why this isn’t just a blog post. It’s a huge blog post. We also made you a video, in case you don’t like to read. And we included a podcast episode, in case you don’t like watching videos either. The video, the podcast, and this blog post all unique, so choose your favorite, or choose them all. Either way, we’re going to talk about something that we all need a little help with: growing our volunteer teams. At our last church, there was a point...

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4 Habits to Help Teenagers Grow Spiritually

Helping students grow spiritually is a big deal. Like, a really big deal. And there’s a lot to say about it. That’s why this isn’t just a blog post. It’s a huge blog post. We also made you a video, in case you don’t like to read. And we included a podcast episode, in case you don’t like watching videos either. The video, the podcast, and this blog post all unique, so choose your favorite, or choose them all. Either way, we’re going to talk about something that really, really matters: how to help teenagers grow spiritually. If you’re an adult (or...

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6 Tips for Being an Awesome Communicator to Teenagers

Don’t feel like reading? Then listen to this post instead! Or subscribe to my podcast for more audio versions of my blog posts! SUBSCRIBE My church has the best team of communicators for students. Sometimes I can’t even handle it. So this week during our middle school services, I paid attention to some of the techniques of our communicator of the week (our friend and favorite Irishman Adam Boyle) to see what we could learn. And then I took some notes. And then I shared them on Instagram. And now I’m sharing them here. So here you go. A few things I noticed about Adam’s...

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Kenny and Elle Campbell

Hi. We’re Kenny and Elle Campbell, founders of Stuff You Can Use. We’ve been doing youth ministry for over twenty combined years and love every second of it. Thanks for stopping by, we hope you find this resource helpful!

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