Christmas Responsive Reading
29 November 2007
I love the Holiday Season! Especially in student ministry. This was always the time events and programs started to wind down a bit, a good feeling as you reflect on the year that has come and gone, and delicious food! Oh, the food… It’s also..
The Tae Kwon Do of Grace
16 August 2013
When the great contemporary theologian Bono decided to take on grace, one of the great pillars of Christian belief, here’s a portion of the lyric he wrote: Grace She takes the blame She covers the shame Removes the stain It could be her name Grace..
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The Future Depends On It!
10 April 2013
If you’ve been in youth ministry (or church) for even a short length of time, you’ve probably heard someone say something like, “Our youth are the future of the church,” and/or “Our youth are the church today.” The truth is that both are accurate. Yes,..
The Truth About Joy: A Close Encounter with Roma Downey
16 March 2014
So, celebrity interviews aren’t a regular staple on my Outlook calendar, but a few weeks ago I interviewed Roma Downey and Mark Burnett in the backseat of their limo when they were on their way to… somewhere in Los Angeles. I wasn’t exactly in the..
10 Ways to Not Get Fired
08 March 2013
You rock. Seriously, you do. Each week you pour your heart and soul into your ministry, spending time with teenagers, training your leaders, and supporting families in your congregation. The longer you serve in youth ministry, the more those investments will pay off. And that’s..