LIVE from D6 with Greg Stier

I’m LIVE blogging from the D6 Conference in Greensboro (NC).  Today I’m sharing a Podcast recorded LIVE from the D6 Conference!  

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from the description: This Week in Youth Ministry – Episode 132 – ★ LIVE From D6 with Greg Stier  Terrace Crawford is LIVE at the D6 Conference and talks with Greg Stier, founder of Dare2Share Ministries about what makes Thriving Youth Groups!  Plus+ Terrace talks with Richard Ross, Ron Hunter, and More!

Join 4,300+ other youth workers and listen to episodes weekly [here] on the podcast site, or click [here] to access iTunes!

2018 Youth Min Cohort–Apply Now

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I’m excited to announce my partnership with my friend, David Olshine, Professor of Youth Ministry, Family and Culture at Columbia International University, to launch a Year-Long Cohort, beginning January 2018.

This cohort, for youth workers, will explore 5 different topics including: Evangelism, Discipleship, Leadership, Ministry to Parents, and Volunteers and will include live exclusive training sessions throughout the year!

Participants in our cohort will receive 1-on-1 coaching from David and I (a minimum of 12 times), as well as exclusive access to our private training sessions and a private group where you will be able to network with other members. Additionally there are so many other surprises and perks, but this experience will be worth EVERY PENNY…I promise.

And speaking of pennies, I’m very proud to say that David and I have worked hard together to craft a cohort that will give every leader a part of this opportunity what they would get at a conference or through a semester-long course plus more over a year-long experience, affordably priced with the youth worker in mind.

[Click here] to visit our site (that just recently went LIVE!) to find out more or to apply.  Hurry, space is limited … and you must apply by December 11, 2017!


#ThisWeekinYM – Links of The Week!

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You may be familiar with the brand-new This Week in Youth Ministry Podcast … but today I’m introducing This Week in Youth Ministry LINKS. Each Friday I’ll be bringing my favorite (and notable) posts from around the blogosphere to you right here!


Why Embracing Failure is the Key to Discipleship by Andy Blanks – [click to read]
7 Keys to Welcoming New Volunteers by Bill Nance – [click to read]
Battling Pornography by Walt Mueller – [click to read]
Why It’s So Difficult to Get Kids to Open Up (and why that’s okay) by Aaron Helman – [click to read]
Do You Really Trust Your Students? by Brian Aaby – [click to read]
Are You An Isolated Leader? by Justin Knowles  – [click to read]
5 Steps After You Get Fired by Stephanie Caro  – [click to read]
The Simplest Way to Get People Involved by Chris Wesley – [click to read]
Parent Ministry Podcast: How to Minister to Parents of Boys – [click to listen]
How to Choose Student Leaders by Jen Bradbury – [click to read]

LINK LOVE (RETURNED) — Thanks to these folks for their mentions this week about This Week in Youth Ministry Podcast.  Check out their reviews\mentions!

This Week in Youth Ministry – Review by Bill Nance – [click to read]
New Resource: This Week in YM Podcast – Review by Chris Wesley  – [click to read]
Definitely Worth A Listen – Review by Tom Pounder – [click to read]

If you missed the Podcast this week, check out the latest episode [here]. My guest was Stephanie Caro and our topic was Youth Workers Getting Fired.  [ps] We’re still looking for a Podcast Sponsor!  Contact me if you’re interested in details.

The Best Parent Ministry Resource

One of the best Parent Ministry resources I’ve found is a new organization that does just that… resources Parents!  I’ll never forget chatting with my friend Jeremy, the founder of Parent about his initial idea for this start-up.  I instantly (and I mean instantly!) told him to go for it!  I knew this would be an invaluable ministry to youth workers and parents of teens… and that is certainly what it has become!  Since that conversation  scores of churches have begun using the resources at —  Northpoint, Willow CreekSaddleback, and others all said “I’m game!”   How about you?  Do you desperately need a better ministry to parents?  If the answer is “Yes”  then you should [go here] and sign up today!

Tell the great folks at Parent that I sent you!  Go there [now].


Do You Need a #YouthMin Coach?

I’m launching my next round of Coaching for youth workers\pastors who have only been in the field for 5 years or less and I’m wondering if YOU or someone you know might need a coach?  [Apply now]

Here’s a video that’ll tell you a little bit more about the Coaching Network I started.



  • Reason #1 I’ll be your personal coach and cheerleader for 6 months.
  • Reason #2 You’ll get practical guidance and personal counsel.
  • Reason #3 You’ll get a weekly phone call with yours truly.
  • Reason #4 You’ll get encouraging but constructive feedback.
  • Reason #5 You’ll get occasional free books from publishers.
  • Reason #6 You’ll get the shared experience with other network participants.
  • Reason #7 You’ll get chat sessions with notable thought-leaders.
  • Reason #8 You’ll get other free resources too…. and other fun surprises!

Check out Drew Peterson’s review of The Youth Worker Coaching Network:

 Click [here] to apply for the Coaching Network now.  Hurry, the deadline to apply is March 29, 2013!  


Free Q&A Webinar with Jim Burns


My friends at will host a special Q&A webinar with Dr. Jim Burns this Tuesday, March 19th at 2PM Central.  This is a great chance for you to ask any burning question you have about parenting teens. Register [here] now to reserve your FREE spot for the webinar.

Hey, while you’re at it, Subscribe to this blog.

Blogging #SYMC Live from Indy!

I’m here in Indy with over 3,000 youth workers for the Simply Youth Ministry Conference.  The friends, and coordinators, of this conference have asked me to LIVE blog throughout my experience this weekend, so I’ll be posting periodically here so you can live vicariously through me.   :)

To get the most out of the experience (as you can sitting in your home, in the comfort of your snuggie), I’d encourage you to follow me on Twitter (@terracecrawford) and log-on to for the LIVE stream throughout the weekend!

Upcoming Speaking Events

I just finished up a great weekend of speaking for a student retreat for an Asian youth group. We had a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to some of my upcoming events that I’ll be participating in.  I hope you’ll be a part of some of these…

Youth Worker’s Summit (SC)  – I’ll be speaking at this special youth worker retreat designed for any youth worker who graduated from Columbia International University on February 4-6 in Columbia, SC. For further information contact the University at

Simply Youth Ministry Conference (IN) – I’m excited to return to SYMC this year (March 1-4, 2013). I’m looking forward to connecting with other youth workers from around the nation. While I’m there I’ll also be facilitating two seminars and LIVE blogging too!  You should register now to join me this year in Indy!  Go [here] to reserve your spot.

The Orange Conference (GA) – I always enjoy being a part of the Orange Conference.
The last couple of years I’ve participated as a LIVE blogger. This year I have the privilege to speak at the event also. I’m looking forward to connecting with other church leaders and I hope to see your face!  Go [here] to get registered for this conference (April 24-26) and join me in Atlanta this April! Save $40 when you register by Feb 14th!

Lake Ann Summer Camp (MI) – Can’t say enough about this camp.  I’ve taken students to Michigan for the last couple of years, and this year we’re returning. I’m excited to be a part of the speaking team this year and hope I’ll have the chance to minister to your students too.  If you haven’t locked in your camp for this summer, join me at Lake Ann.

These are just a few mentions.  Perhaps your event is next on the list?  Invite me to speak (or suggest me) to speak at your next event. I also speak at various conferences and events where people, like you, have asked for (or nominated) me.  I appreciate that! Go here to fill out my handy request form and we may be connecting soon.