The Super Youth Ministry Heroes Among Us
24 November 2015
For as long as I can remember, I have loved super heroes. Maybe it’s because in my childhood they dominated Saturday morning cartoons with all of their crazy stories to come and save the day. Some wore capes and could fly. Others rode in an..
Give Thanksgiving the Bird
23 November 2015
I don’t want to lie to you. I’m not going to say, “Just buck up, camper.” Ministry is incredibly difficult, and it isn’t often easy to feel thankful because of it. Kids sass you. Adults critique you. Church misunderstands you. Satan attacks you. Now that we got that out..
Kay Warren on Grief, and Facing Mental Illness
16 November 2015
The GROUP Magazine Q&A Kay Warren on Grief, and Facing Mental Illness By Rick Lawrence Editor’s Note: Kay and Rick Warren lead the most recognizable church in the world—Saddleback Community Church in Southern California. And that made the 2013 death, by suicide, of their youngest..
The Best Youth Ministry Strategy I’ve Seen
13 November 2015
I (Tim) am lucky to have a long list of spiritual heroes in my life. Glen (youth pastor), Willis Ray (pastor), Dean, Don, and Steve (ministry mentors) all shared life and modeled the way of Jesus to me. No one has been more influential in..
Youth Ministry Heroes: Brent Morrow
12 November 2015
Brent Morrow is a husband and father of four children ranging from high school to preschool. He owns and operates his own cabinet business and is one of two staff pastors at Crosstimbers Christian Fellowship in Northglenn Colorado. Brent and his wife oversee a variety..