A Leadership Lesson from Kevin Hart

Like him or not, Kevin Hart is a successful guy. Like anyone else who has experienced a high level of success, we can learn leadership lessons from him that will help make us and our youth ministries better. With 95 million social media followers and a massive popularity among teens, it’s safe to say he also knows something about reaching the next generation.        Now, before anyone gets upset, let me clarify I’m not endorsing Kevin Hart’s content. I’m not a fan, but I do respect his drive and success…

The Best Books I Read in 2016

Perhaps one of the greatest things a leader can do to grow their leadership is to read. Reading allows us to learn from the best and grow in our own ministries and walks with God. In my opinion, reading is the number one way youth workers can grow in leadership!        This year has been one of my best years yet, and my impact and influence has grown significantly. It’s no coincidence that I have also read more this year than ever before! I read over 20 books…

ymLead Reader Survey

Hey ymLead community!    2016 has been a great year for ymLead as we have gotten off to a great start. However, we firmly believe the best is yet to come! We want to serve you and help you to lead better ministries and better lives in 2017. We want to see you reach your goals and maximize your impact on the next generation this year!   We also believe you can help us. We want to know what you want to know and the resources you are interested in.…

Our Favorite Articles of 2016: #1 “Stop Leading Backwards”

For the 12 days of Christmas, we are counting down our 12 favorite articles of 2016. Here’s #7 with “Stop Leading Backwards.”And remember to subscribe to get our Christmas gift to you: 9 FREE resources including our new book #Goals: Setting Goals to Move You Forward.       Most leaders lead backwards. The problem is they don’t know it. Until they figure it out and do something about it though, they will never lead up to their full potential.      Last October, I accepted a new job. It was…

Our Favorite Articles of 2016: 3 Priorities of Growing Youth Ministries

For the 12 days of Christmas, we are counting down our 12 favorite articles of 2016. Here’s #5 with “3 Priorities of Growing Youth Ministries.” And remember to subscribe to get our Christmas gift to you: 9 FREE resources including our new book #Goals: Setting Goals to Move You Forward.         What do growing youth ministries have in common? What makes them so healthy? What causes them to grow while others don’t?        I’ve never met a youth worker who didn’t want their youth ministry to…