Helping Teenagers Identify Their Village
18 May 2016
Hillary was right. It takes a village. Kara Powell and the research she has helped lead at the Fuller Youth Institute has confirmed in recent years that one of the primary factors in limiting the risk of faith abandonment (or as I like to call..
Effective Ways to Minister to High-Risk Teens
07 April 2016
In my experience, teens are more likely to engage in high-risk behavior and latch onto deviant peer relationships when they have little to zero adult support at home, way too much time to manage on their own, and experience a lack of affirmation to guide..
Is Jesus Who You Think He Is?
23 March 2016
Is Jesus Who You Think He Is? I began my journey discovering the real Jesus in 2004. I had been a full-time youth worker for 5 years, leading, teaching, and discipling students, when I found my view of Jesus being challenged. In college, Jesus was homework. In..
The Great Commission or The Great Suggestion?
17 March 2016
Here’s a disclaimer: I’m in the process of thinking through what this looks like for my youth ministry. I don’t have all the answers, but I do believe the Holy Spirit has been pressing on my heart to start the conversation, which I’ve done with..