Planning a Personal Kick-Off
04 September 2014
I’m going to be honest and say I have not mastered what I’m about to share with you. I’m in the middle of this one-sided wrestling match with you. The school year has begun. Youth groups across the country are either having or planning kick-off..
Grief and Mourning in Youth Ministry (part 2)
15 August 2014
Stages of Grief To get us started, let’s just get rid of the word “stages” of grief. The very word “stages” implies order and progression. I would like to move away from that concept and use the word “dimensions” of grief instead. The idea of..
How Brene Brown Made Me a Better Youth Worker
14 August 2014
I love reading books. I believe in constantly challenging myself to grow and learn as a youth worker. I’ve recently read two books by one author that have made such a huge impact on me as a follower of Christ, a parent, a spouse and..
Grief and Mourning in Youth Ministry (part 1)
13 August 2014
I am all too familiar with grief. It has been a constant companion in the work I do, working with the addicted, mentally ill, homeless, and youth. I have a background in emergency medical care first working as a paramedic and then later in an..