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Going Deep

Going Deep

Over this past winter, as we were teaching our students, we noticed that an increased amount of them were approaching our staff with questions about water baptism.  Some just had questions about the purpose of water baptism, while others who had a solid understanding of the nature of baptism showed an intense desire to be […]

Going Global

Going Global – Part 2

In Part 1, we learned that the mission of every youth ministry must have a global perspective.  We must create opportunities for the students to get their hands dirty, so to speak, and get involved in meeting the needs of the world around them. I am the youth pastor for Velocity, the youth ministry program […]

Going Global

Going Global – Part 1

“Going Global” has become the coined phrase used to describe the moment when one has achieved a level of influence that has the potential to affect the world. Going global has been used in athletics, literature, entertainment, even in the financial realm. When you have gone global, you have finally reached a place of influence […]

Instant Messages

Instant Messages

We all have 24 hours in a day.  No more and no less. So what do we do with the time we have is critical, especially when it comes to developing messages. God spoke to Joshua in Joshua 1:8 and told him that if he would meditate on the word of God day and night, […]

You're So Creative

You’re So Creative!!!

Albert Einstein once said: “Our imagination is our preview of coming attractions.” Creativity.  Some say you either have it or you don’t.  I am convinced that you have it.  The gift of creativity is not the possession of a few people.  The ability to be creative belongs to everyone, including you.  Proverbs 8:12 says, “I […]


What’s Your Ministry’s X-Factor?

Today UYWI welcomes new blogger, Lee Wilson, to our writing team.  Lee Wilson has been communicating to young people for over two decades.  Lee is the founder of Lee Wilson Ministries, which focuses on providing necessary resources and tools to help build youth ministries in the local church.  Currently, Lee is serving as the director […]