01 July 2015
This past week while at a retreat, I noticed our brand new intern laying in the lounge reading a book. From a distance I asked, “Whatcha reading?” To which she enthusiastically replied, “Some book called Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry. It’s AWESOME!” If you’ve not yet read it,..
Why Taco Bell is a Good Youth Pastor
18 June 2015
It showed up in my Twitter feed of all places. A simple statement that read, “This tweet has potential.” Scrolling through I focused in on leadership ideas and witty hashtags. Then the tweet showed up again and again, which I found interesting because I don’t..
Teen Sex Trends
10 June 2015
There’ Good News… and More Work to Do An article from our friends at TheSource4YM.com “Today’s teens are having more sex than ever!” “They’re not practicing safe sex.” “Their irresponsibility is leading to more pregnancies…and abortions.” It all sounds familiar. But is it true? The..
Five Macro-trends and What They Mean to Your Youth Ministry
03 June 2015
The business community often speaks in terms of micro and macro trends. A micro-trend is a fad that hits somewhat suddenly, makes a splash and then drops off. A macro-trend lasts much longer, makes a deeper impact and has lasting implications. Micro-trends can be manipulated..