Including Students In Your Life
08 December 2014
To lead student’s means you have to include them in your life. No brainer, right?! Wrong. No matter how much we care for students, it still takes an intentional, deliberate effort on our part as leaders. Life is busy, stressful and unpredictable. To lead students..
02 December 2014
Post originally written for Lifetree Family. Read it on their site here. “Look over there, kids. You see that cocoon? That caterpillar is rebranding.” – 21st Century Parenting I was at a wedding not that long ago, enjoying some conversation with the random people I..
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..