Confrontation in Youth Ministry
06 November 2014
Confrontation is not my favorite part of my job, but it is definitely part of the work of youth ministry. Hypothetically, when you have both a student and a parent calling out one of your student leaders for poor choices, it is time for you..
Scary Stuff! Part 3: Self-harm
22 October 2014
When making a little list of some of the scary stuff youth workers deal with, self harm, a struggle more than a small number of teenagers wrestle with, was one I was hesitant to discuss; mostly because I’m no expert, and have limited first-hand experience..
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..