Killing the Clique Part 1: Gutters and Cliques
04 January 2013
I’ve been hearing a lot about cliques—not from other youth ministries, but from our own. We’ve got a clique problem and we need to think seriously about it. I’m going to write some articles about what a clique is, why it’s harmful to youth ministry,..
Grief and Mourning in Youth Ministry (part 1)
13 August 2014
I am all too familiar with grief. It has been a constant companion in the work I do, working with the addicted, mentally ill, homeless, and youth. I have a background in emergency medical care first working as a paramedic and then later in an..
Youth Ministry Promotion Skit
27 May 2009
Often times our youth ministries are asked to make a presentation to the congregation about what the youth ministry is up to and what we have to offer to young people. If you are like me, you struggle to make this time creative and fun,..
Lazy Days: A Youth Worker’s Summer?
03 July 2013
I’m writing this article from a suburban Cincinnati Starbucks. As I write, the summer is just kicking off. Church ministry mixed with some outside ministry responsibilities has shaped this summer into the busiest I’ve ever experienced. And to be honest, I’m not loving it! Simply..