Serving with Advance Allegiance
16 September 2014
It often goes something like this… Apple: “We’re proud to announc…” “I’ll take it” Apple: “Hang on, the new iPhone will feature..” “I’ll buy it” Apple: “…lemme finish!” “I don’t care. I’ll buy it. I said, I’ll buy it.” If you’re an Apple fan, this..
The Multi-Site Maze, Part 2: Does Alignment Matter?
10 September 2014
A few weeks ago my seventeen-year-old son returned from a day out with his buddies and told me something was wrong with his car. “It’s weird, if I let go of the steering wheel, it pulls hard to the left”. My first response was to..
Serving a Generation Unlike Yours
09 September 2014
Missionaries recognize something a lot of youth workers overlook: Get to know the culture you’re trying to serve. I remember feeling on top of this as a rookie youth worker when I subscribed to Rolling Stone Magazine. Between catching up on what they said was..
Youth Ministry and the Exploding Brain
08 September 2014
Over the whole arc of our life, scientists tell us there are two times when we experience rapid, explosive brain growth—one happens when we’re toddlers and the other happens during junior high. Toddlers and teenagers share this characteristic—both are missing the “mental traffic cop” that..