Articles | Discipleship
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Faith Abandonment Part 3: What Can We Do About It?

Many teenagers are wandering away from faith and/or church upon graduating from high school and moving out of our youth groups. What, exactly, can we do about it?  We can do nothing, and we can do a lot. We can do nothing in that the..
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Articles | Missions
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Failing the Jesus Breathalyzer Test

Go ahead and say this out loud with me: “I am a missionary.” You can stand up if it will help. Maybe pretend like you’re Russell Crowe in “Gladiator.” (But not Russell Crowe in “Noah,” because we all know “Gladiator” is still more Christian than..
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Articles | Outreach
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A Mom of a Transgender Son Reaches Out

Below is excerpt of an email one mom sent to another. Both mom’s are walking the journey of raising a gay child. I thought what my friend shared with this particular mom was info more moms and dads need to read. So with her permission,..
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Leadership
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Motivating Leaders

Recently I was in a situation where I was working with some leaders, and it became painfully obvious that they were in need of some motivation. The parameters of the project were clear and we all knew what we needed to do. The only problem..
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Leadership
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When Your Talk Bombs

Throughout my entire middle school and high school student ministry career, I can hardly remember any talk or sermon given by my youth pastors. And if you, for some reason, actually end up reading this Josh or Mary Jo, please know that I don’t blame..
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