Youth & Family Ministry

NEW! Youth & Family Ministry Resources EVERY MONTH

Beth and I are excited to announce that a large-scale project we have been working on is now ready! We are officially launching a monthly subscription service for youth and family ministries at

Building Parent & Teen Communication

As church leaders and youth & family leaders, one of the most important things we can do for our families is to help them with their communication at home. As kids grow up, communicating with them at a heart level can become challenging. Communication is vital to a healthy relationship. We need to make sure that we are talking through important issues and guiding our children through the turbulent waters of young adulthood.

Building a Youth & Family Ministry

South Africa, Durban: Youth Camp

Southern Africa Youth & Family Ministry Great News

God is building momentum and excitement in the youth and family ministries across southern Africa! We have had two events in the last few months that have been a tremendous success.

In December, we had an event called SummerBlast 2010. 170 teens gathered from our churches in South Africa for two days of fun, competition, worship, teaching, and partying. 

God is Working Powerfully in the Joburg Church Youth & Family Ministry


The Lord has done great things for us,

and we are filled with joy.

Youth & Family Ministry Blog and Sharing

Greetings from Johannesburg.

My family and I moved here in April 2010 to work with the Youth and Family ministry. We had been in Chicago for the last fifteen years and were in Minneapolis for the previous five. What an adventure to move across the world!

The purpose for our move was to help develop Youth & Family ministry in the Joburg Church. As we do so, we are going to be blogging about our experiences and sharing materials on occasion on this site. 

We just finished the first-ever Youth & Family Conference in Africa. It was incredible. You can see the previous story for details. 

We hope this column helps to answer questions and will provide resources for you. 

Please feel free to email any topics or questions that you would like discussed. 

Youth & Family Ministry Conference in Johannesburg a HUGE success - 1100 disciples have 1900 at church!

Nearly 700 parents and church leaders from around Africa gathered in Johannesburg last week for the 1st ever "Youth & Family Ministry" conference. There were disciples from Nigeria, Cote D'ivoire, Kenya, DRC, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, lesotho, Madagascar, Angola, Mauritius, Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa.