The Youth Ministry Resourcer

Mark Tittley's Ministry Library


Strategy for Youth Ministry
 
 
Tools for Strategic Planning - An overview of different tools for strategic planning.
 
 
SWOT Analysis

A SWOT Analysis is a great starting point for developing a strategy for your youth ministry. It helps to identify the current state of the ministry and also suggest areas for development for the future.
SWOT Analysis - This is the presentation for the SWOT session.
SWOT Analysis - This is the handout for the SWOT session.

 
Transformation

This exercise is designed to supplement the SWOT analysis by exploring what transformation is taking place among teenagers in the ministry; what is causing it; what could hinder it and what must be done to see even greater transformation take place in the future.
Transformation - This is the presentation to explore transformation in ministry.
Transformation - This is the handout to explore transformation in ministry.

 
 

Simple Church - This is a book summary of Simple Church by Eric Geiger and Thom Rainer.
Simple Church (3mb) - This is a PowerPoint presentation of Simple Church.

 
 

The 7 Practices of Effective Ministry - This is the summary of the book by Andy Stanley.
The 7 Practices of Effective Ministry (7mb) - This is a presentation for teaching the 7 Practises.

 
 

Building a Disciplemaking Ministry - This is my notes for a session on building a youth ministry.
Building a Disciplemaking Ministry (44mb) - This is the PowerPoint for the presentation.

 
 
igniteYouth Case Study

(Note: In 2007 igniteYOUTH was birthed at His People Christian Church in Johannesburg South Africa. In 2014 we changed the name of the youth ministry to His Youth to align with the wider church.)

igniteYOUTH Case Study - This is a story of the development of the youth ministry at igniteYOUTH.
igniteYOUTH Case Study (15mb) - This is a presentation about the ministry of igniteYOUTH.
igniteYOUTH Faith Journey - This is an overview of the discplemaking process used by igniteYOUTH.
Church Faith Journey Overview - This is an overview of the faith journey adopted by our church.

 
 
His Youth Logo

Youth Ministry Strategy - This is an explanation of the disciplemaking strategy of His Youth.
Disciplemaking Strategy - Here is a presentation describing our disciplemaking strategy.
Youth Leaders Survival Kit - This is a booklet given to leaders at His Youth to guide them.

 
Encounter Youth Logo

Encounter Strategy - This is an explanation of the disciplemaking strategy of Encounter Youth in 2017.
Encounter Strategy - This is a presentation about the disciplemaking strategy of Encounter Youth in 2017.
Encounter Volunteer Handout - This is a handout for Volunteer wanting to get involved in our ministry.
Encounter Leaders Meeting Template - Here is a template we use for our monthly leadership meetings.
Encounter Volunteer Training Ideas - Here is a presentation of leadership training done over the past 2 years.
Youth Group Rules - This is an editable presentation to use when sharing group rules.

 
Building a Disciplemaking Ministry Logo

In September 2017, I facilitated a week of strategic planning with youth leaders from Botswana to refine and develop our disciplemaking ministry at Encounter Youth and it resulted in a tool that others can use to develop their own ministry. These tools are aimed at helping youth leaders build a disciplemaking ministry among high schoolers and has the following steps: (1) Establish a Ministry Purpose Statement, (2) Identify Key Result Areas, (3) Write Descriptive Statements for each KRA, (4) Do a SWOT Analysis on each KRA, (5) Create Goals for each KRA, (6) Create the Disciplemaking Process, (7) Design Initiatives and Bridges to move youth to maturity, (8) Identify The Levels of Commitment among youth: (9) Create a Description of a Discipled Person and (10) Communicate your Ministry Vision. I have included what was developed for our youth ministry as an example of the end poduct.
The Tool Notes - An editable version of the Building a Disciplemaking Ministry Session.
The Tool PDF - A printable version of the Building a Disciplemaking Ministry Session.
The Tool Presentation (8mb) - A Presentation for the Building a Disciplemaking Ministry Session.
The Example Notes - The results of the process for Encounter Youth Ministry in a Word Doc.
The Example PDF - The results of the process for Encounter Youth Ministry in a PDF.
The Example Presentation (9mb) - The results of the process for Encounter Youth Ministry in a PowerPoint.


 
Running Events Logo

Running Events Notes - How to run events in a disciplemaking youth ministry.
Running Events Presentation (45mb) - How to run events in a disciplemaking youth ministry.


 
Raising Team Logo

Raising Team Notes - How to develop teams in youth ministry.
Raising Team Presentation (43mb) - How to develop teams in youth ministry.


 
Running Events Logo

Running Events Notes - How to run events in a disciplemaking youth ministry.
Running Events Presentation (45mb) - How to run events in a disciplemaking youth ministry.


 
Engaging Teens Logo

Engaging Teens Notes - How to engage teens in youth ministry.
Engaging Teens Presentation (26mb) - How to engage teens in youth ministry.


 
Administrating Ministry Logo

Administrating Ministry Notes - Notes on how to administrate ministry in youth ministry.
Administrating Ministry Templates - Templates for administrating your life and time.
Administrating Ministry Presentation (30mb) - Presentation for administrating ministry.


 
Avoiding Pitfalls Logo

Avoiding Pitfalls Notes - How to avoid pitfalls in youth ministry.
Avoiding Pitfalls Presentation (13mb) - How to avoid pitfalls in youth ministry.


 
Managing Transitions Logo

Managing Transitions Notes - How to manage transitions for teens in youth ministry.
Managing Transitions Presentation (5mb) - How to manage transitions for teens in youth ministry.


 
Role of Youth Pastor Logo

The Role of a Youth Pastor Notes - Understanding the role of a youth pastor.
The Role of a Youth Pastor Presentation (9mb) - Understanding the role of a youth pastor.


 
Sustaining Growth in Youth Ministry Logo

Sustaining Growth Notes - Keys to sustaining growth in youth ministry.
Sustaining Growth Presentation (10mb) - Keys to sustaining growth in youth ministry.


Performance Measurement

Performance Measurement - This is the notes for a session on measuring performance in ministry.
Performance Measurement (2mb) - This is the presentation for a session on measuring ministry.
Performance Measurement Fill In - This is a handout for the session.

 
 
Corporate Identity

As you look at the photos or images that reflect the igniteYOUTH ministry you will see that strong visual elements have been created for the ministry - from a name, a logo, murals, icons, etc. This is known in the corporate world as Corporate Identity. Here is a presentation I created recently to teach about it:
Corporate Identity - This is the handout to explore corporate identity.
Corporate Identity (2mb) - This is the presentation to explore corporate identity.

 

Praying For The Youth Ministry
Here is a presentation and notes on a time of prayer I facilitated with our church leadership:
Notes - Guidelines on how to lead the time of prayer.
Presentation (3mb) - A presentation used in leading the time of prayer.


 
 
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