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..
How to Produce Evangelistic Students
11 December 2012
Our ministry is very evangelistic. How did it become that way? Good question—and one we’ve been processing in our own discussions this week, too. Here are a few of the reasons a student develops a heart for his or her lost friends, and how a..
Faith Abandonment Part 3: What Can We Do About It?
22 April 2014
Many teenagers are wandering away from faith and/or church upon graduating from high school and moving out of our youth groups. What, exactly, can we do about it? We can do nothing, and we can do a lot. We can do nothing in that the..
The Bus-Driver’s Rant
13 February 2013
Not long ago I was at an annual three-day forum for youth ministry professors—I’ve been an interloper at this gathering for 15 years. One night, all 125 of us loaded onto school buses for a cross-town trip to a Bible college campus, where the “entertainment”..