Level Up Youth Ministry was birthed very recently and I want to give you some backstory why. If you have noticed, this site used to be ben-lock.com. If you click on that link it takes you to levelupyouthministry.com. I felt God giving me a new vision and mission and to help youth workers that wasn’t … More Why You Should Enter the Level Up Youth Ministry Give Away!
One the greatest tools I have used to grow as a leader and pastor is reading. I was never a reader until coming into the position I am in, but once I started reading, I saw how much I grew and haven’t stopped since. If you want to grow in your Christian leadership this year, … More 40 Books to Read to Grow in Ministry
I’ve recently been given many opportunities recently by my senior pastor to speak in main services. From my first message I gave, until now, I have learned a lot about what goes into delivering a great message. It’s not always easy and I am still learning so much. I have provided the steps and tips … More 8 Tips to Speaking Well in Big Church
When speaking to teenagers, it can be hard to keep their attention. Their attention span can be small. If you think about, it makes sense. They go to school all day and have to listen there so they can do well at school. Once they get to service on Wednesday night, many times students just … More 6 Ways to Keep Their Attention
One thing that continues to be tough in youth ministry, is when we get in the sermon writing slump. If you are in youth ministry or a general church leader who has spoken before, you know what I am talking about. Wednesday afternoon comes and you have no idea how you are going to have … More 3 Tips on How to Develop a Sermon Series
In youth ministry, it can be tricky to develop and know what to teach others next in your setting. As youth pastors, some of us have different passions of what we like to teach on. Some of us like to teach our students mainly out of the New Testament and some of us like to … More 3 Tips on Developing a Sermon Calendar