Shifting Our Mindset: From Obligation to Opportunity
29 January 2015
Seattle Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch has become my all time favorite interview to watch. Many of you will watch this entertaining athlete this weekend as you host youth group Super Bowl, sorry, youth group “BIG GAME” (thanks, NFL) parties all over the country. Most..
Time Machine #4: Embracing High Maintenance Parents
28 January 2015
High-maintenance parents. Early in my youth ministry career, I would have rather juggled chainsaws while blindfolded than deal with the parents in my ministry who were impossible to please. You know the type: – “Summer camp is too expensive.” – “My daughter didn’t get in..
Haters Gonna Hate: what to do when a student doesn’t love you.
26 January 2015
Have you ever worked with a student who just couldn’t stand you? I have. You know the deal – the rolling eyes, snarky comments, being completely ignored, blatant efforts to be disruptive, and the heaps of sarcasm. Having a hater is totally awesome. Ok, not..
Time Machine #3: Embracing The Squiggle
21 January 2015
I’m thankful for my “home” church in Whittier, California. In addition to giving a 21-year old his first shot at full-time ministry, it’s where I gave my life to Jesus in high school and where I met my wife, Rachel. But it’s also where I..