According to a recent study, the average stay at a church in America is about four years for the senior pastor but only 2.5 years for the youth pastor. Including unpaid volunteer youth workers is down to 16-18 months. Think about high school students. They are there for 4 years and could possibly have 3
Every youth worker wants to be a better preacher and teacher. Every time I (Kyle) ask a youth worker what they want to improve in with their ministry – almost always near the top is to improve their preaching/teaching. It’s a crucial part of youth ministry and it’s a skill set that needs continued focus.
Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and the characters are put into an awkward situation and it made you even cringe? Do you remember how awful that felt? Well sometimes in ministry we can experience the same awkward situations or even worse. Embrace the Awkward Podcast has a four-part series on “Horror
In this episode, DJ and Kyle tell the tragic, painful, fry-tip filled story of how they met. Pranks are integral to youth ministry. Check out the funny story of how the Embrace the Awkward Podcast got started! The picture symbolizes a lasting memory that will forever link these two youth workers. If you have ever