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, the Pivotal 5th-9th Grade Years. The middle ground between children’s ministry and high school ministry. The age where 85% of people make their final life-long faith decisions.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Top 10: Youth Pastor Reality Shows?

Youth Pastor occasionally pop up on reality shows and competition shows on TV, but what about reality shows made just for youth pastors?  With the whole success of "American Bible Challenge" I think it might just be the time for.....

10. Dancing with the Youth Pastor- A new show, showcasing those sweet moves that youth pastor's bust out during Toby Mac show or during those lively praise and worship songs at youth group.

9. The Biggest Youth Pastor- All those pizza parties and after-school shakes are finally catch up with you, sign up for the newest reality show helping the 15 "biggest" youth pastor in America shed those praise pounds and holy handles?

8. The Bachelor Youth Pastor- For all you single men (or women) in ministry this new show will help you find the ideal ministry spouse.  Instead of dream dates you will be sent on dream lock-ins, dream mission trips, and of course dream staff couples retreats, to see if you are really a ministry match!

7. Youth Pastor with 19 Kids and Counting- You know who you are!  You have that awesome 15 passenger van, not for the church but for all those kids you and your wife keep having and homeschool!?

6. Iron Youth Pastor- Youth pastor each week are give a "secret ingredient" and have 45 minutes to come up with a game, an object lesson and talk outline to go along with it!  "Tonight's secret ingredient...Picked Pigs Feet...GO!"

5. The Youth Pastor Voice- It is not a singing is a preaching competition.  Four celebrity Sr. pastor's have to choice a team to mentor from "Blind Auditions" of youth pastor's giving their best youth lessons.  Featuring: TD Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Benny Hinn, and Rob Bell

4. Little Youth Pastor, Big Church- It is not a show about a "little person" who is a youth pastor.  It is a show that follows a youth pastor from a small church, being dropped in the role of youth pastor at a Mega-Church for a week.  Think Wife-Swap meets Survivor? 

3. American Youth Pastor Pickers- A show about a two man search committee in a church van, traveling the back roads of America picking youth pastor's for churches in need.

2. Extreme Makeover: Youth Pastor Edition- Come on really..khaki's and youth ministry conference t-shirt with penny loafers?  Let the Extreme Make-over team give your youth pastor an "ambush makeover". The new show that takes your tired middle aged youth pastor from drab to fab!!?

1. Youth Pastors and Tiaras-You guessed it, it is a youth pastor beauty pageant.  The show follows around some very spoiled out of hand youth pastors and their doting, over the top spouses.  "Here comes Youth Pastor Boo Boo, he is 32 likes Mt Dew, playing dodgeball, and has memorize the book of John!...Isn't he so cute!?"


  1. you have to go with the heretic/judge panel if you win? If not, then I am in...Cool post.