iVolunteer - Pack 2

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The video resources in this Coaching Package tackle the challenging topics of how to counsel students struggling with their sexuality, dealing with students struggling with addictions, creating a friendship culture and fighting the ministry mind games.

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This iVolunteer resource is a COACHING RESOURCE for volunteer youth leaders who want to be the BEST they can be!

"I'm gay." This is one of the phrases that many churches run from. With the media's glamorization of the gay lifestyle, the accessibility and normality of porn, and the commonality of sexual abuse in our culture, it is no wonder that homosexuality is a struggle for many of our students. Unfortunately, because of our discomfort or inexperience in talking about sexuality, we often avoid it or condemn it, leaving our struggling students feeling like they have no one to turn to.

In this iVolunteer I answer the question, "How Do I Counsel A Person Who Claims They Are Gay?" You'll hear me share some time-tested counseling advice and Scriptures that will help you understand God's teaching on sexuality, equipping you to engage on this topic with your students. However, let me remind you that the most important gift you can give someone struggling in this area is genuine Christ-honoring love, friendship, and acceptance.


This iVolunteer resource is a COACHING RESOURCE for volunteer youth leaders who want to be the BEST they can be!

There are countless moments in youth ministry where you can feel like a failure and you begin to wonder if what you are doing is really making a difference. I know I've felt like that plenty of times. Whether it's from comparing ourselves to other leaders, kids going backwards spiritually, or whatever it may be, just know that none of us are strangers to youth ministry mind games. But if we want to make a real difference in the lives of our students, we have to fight through the mind games.

In this month's iVolunteer, "When You Feel Like You're Failing," I'm sharing with you five things that I often have to remind myself when I feel like I'm failing. More than 40 years in youth ministry has taught me, that at the times I need to hear other people saying that I'm doing a good job, that their silence is almost deafening. So take heart, my friends, though many things will make you an invaluable leader, nothing will be more strategic than fighting through the mind games and simply refusing to quit. Thomas Edison said it best, "Many of life's failures are just people who never realized how close they were to success when they chose to give up."


This iVolunteer resource is a COACHING RESOURCE for volunteer youth leaders who want to be the BEST they can be!

This month's iVolunteer, "How Do You Counsel A Self-Cutter?" is on a touchy subject that we can often go silent on in the church. Sadly enough, statistics say that at least 4% of the general population suffers from this "new anorexia" more commonly known as "cutting." So, though not all your students may deal with it, chances are they know or will know someone who deals with this addictive disorder.

Listen in, as I walk through a few reasons why people can turn to "self-injury" and how we can effectively minister to those who deal with this heartbreaking disorder. This resource will be powerfully helpful for you in dealing with and addressing all kinds of addictions. You may also want to check out the Source, "The Silent Agony of Cutting" that goes along with this leadership resource. It's taken from a family night in my youth ministry where we go after this area, no holds barred.


This iVolunteer resource is a COACHING RESOURCE for volunteer youth leaders who want to be the BEST they can be!

Group Magazine did a survey of 10,000 youth and young adults, asking them what the #1 thing was they were looking for in a church. The top answer from an overwhelming majority was "a welcoming, warm environment." The honest truth is, if you "fail the friendliness test in ministry...you've failed." This isn't surprising as we live in a culture of shallow friendships and broken families.

Often our leaders have great intentions, but they don't have a clue where to start. Listen in to this iVolunteer, "Creating A Sense Of Family In Your Ministry," as I share one of my favorite stories that will help your leaders visualize the importance of creating a sense of family. I also give them seven pragmatics to start putting steps behind launching and developing a friendship culture in your youth ministry.