Nicholas W Jorgenson

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What Millennials Want When They Visit Church

Like it or not—and there are plenty of reasons not to—consumer culture shapes what people expect of church and how some churches approach …

Kids

7 Reasons Your Teens Aren’t Sharing Their Faith More Often

Do you ever wonder why teenagers, whom you have seen brought up in the church, aren't very forthright about spreading the gospel? There could be …

Evangelical Christianity

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Events

Let’s face it; events are a lot of work!<p><b>Lots of time and energy go into them,</b><p>so if you’re like me, you want to make sure there is a big payoff. Here …

Yaconelli’s Exciting Concepts to Energize Youth Night

My youth nights were hit and miss.<p>There were problems with discipline and some nights dragged on, even for me. Then I came across Mike Yaconelli’s …

Teaching

How to Put God in a Box, OR How to Unleash His Power in Your Life

<b>Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.</b> Ephesians …

6 VALUABLE LEARNINGS IN YOUTH MINISTRY

Being in youth ministry I’ve had the privilege of learning a lot. And I can honestly say out of all the things I’ve learned there are some learnings …

The 2 Things Students are Desperate to Get from You

I have struggled with my ego for years.<p><b>It was much worse when I first started off in Youth Ministry</b>. I wanted to be the Youth Pastor that everyone …

Teaching

Stick To The Vision

Creating vision is easier than sticking to it, at least for me it is. When I first got here we met with all of our leaders at my house for a BBQ to …

3 Ways to Get Youth Ministry Students Connected

Have you ever had students show up to youth group, and they look like a deer caught in headlights? They know no one, and feel super awkward.<p>We've …

High School

5 Characteristics of Healthy Discipleship in Your Youth Ministry

The word <i>discipleship</i> means different things to different people. When I say <i>discipleship</i> in the context of this post, I'm simply talking about the …

How to Cure Your Students' Happathy

Happathy is the result of trying to make students like church through games, high-energy music and slick events. You get short-lived happiness that …

How to do youth ministry with the most exhausted generation in history

by Aaron Helman | <b>@aaronhelman</b> | <b>loading comments...</b><br>You may have noticed that it's been pretty quiet around here lately.<br>That's because I've been nose …

What Kind Of Community Are You Building In Your Youth Ministry?

Christ-centered community is the incubator for discipleship. I think Scripture makes this pretty clear. Following after Christ isn't supposed to …

Why Men’s Discipleship Is a Difficult Calling

After decades of "information" flow, the church is still resistant to men's discipleship. Not everywhere, of course, but enough to make you wonder,</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

5 Tips for Creating Better Church Graphics

It’s that time of the week again.<p>The lead pastor needs a graphic for his new series. The student ministry needs a graphic for their trip to laser …

Graphic Design

Shaping the Vision for Your Worship Service

Worship can be a polarizing word—loud, exciting music to some, quiet hymns to others. The majority of people, I’ve come to find, like their church …

Eight Traits of Good Teaching

A good teacher asks himself the hardest questions, works through to answers, and then frames provocative questions for his learners to stimulate …

Teaching

5 Essential Truths About Christian Joy

The second fruit of the Spirit is joy. There are varieties of joy we share with non-Christians. The celebrative moments in our life—weddings, births, …

7 Things Your Church Needs From You

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to speak to a gathering of young adults from several churches across our city. I chose to speak about how any …

How to Recapture Teenagers in Our Churches

My former youth ministry professor at Colorado Christian University, R.J. Koerper, used to say to our college class, <i>“Everyone is looking for security</i> …

10 Marks You Belong to a Great Church

I love the church. She is Christ’s bride and the key to cultural transformation. In that sense, every church is great. But let’s be honest, there are …

Does God Want Your Church to Grow? Yes, But...

Does God desire for your church to grow?<p>The short and simple answer is “yes.” We can make this deduction from the fact that God has called us to make …

Francis Chan and David Platt: Prayer, the Holy Spirit and Boldness

4 Tips To Take Your Church Service From Good To Great

Rights & Freedoms

Five Non-Christian Habits Christians Need to Learn

Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend

I recently finished reading <i>Deep and Wide</i> by Andy Stanley. It’s his newest book, and it’s certainly one of the best books I’ve read this year. (I’ll …