The Power of Permission in Youth Ministry
27 March 2014
The first time I learned about the validation that comes with giving someone permission to experience their reality came when I was 10-years-old. I was regularly invited to sleep over at my friend Joel’s house. I suffered horribly from being homesick when I was younger. It..
A Troubleshooting Guide for Challenging Students
13 June 2014
We’ve all had those oppositional students from time to time. Maybe they suffered from R.A.D. (reactive attachment disorder) or some extreme form of A.D.H. D. or just simply suffered from a serious conduct disorder. Regardless, we can find ourselves in a “battle of the wills”..
Where’s Your Bible?
18 July 2013
I recently crossed paths with a student who had moved away and was attending a new student ministry. I asked him how he liked his new youth pastor and he gave me an interesting answer. “I like him a lot but he’s not like you...
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..
“The Red Tie Club” skit
02 February 2010
A man, trying to get in an exclusive club without the proper attire, tries everything in his power to get the doorman to let him in. The lesson he learns about the requirements to enter are a powerful parable about the efforts man makes to..