Bringing Home Difficult People
07 November 2014
Whether you have been in youth ministry for 5-minutes or 50-years, it doesn’t usually take long to figure out that there are some difficult people within our churches. You know, that parent who always seems to have an issue with something you’re doing. That elder..
Scary Stuff! Part 1: Angry Parents
30 September 2014
In honor of the scary stuff that happens at the end of October, I’m dedicating the next several articles to some of the scarier things youth workers deal with. For example, coming face-to-face with an angry parent can be one of the scarier things you encounter..
Questions Before the Holidays (Even Though It’s September!)
05 September 2014
Some of you may have read the title of this piece and said to yourself, “Holidays?! It’s only September! We have plenty of time before we start having to deal with the holidays!” On the one hand, yes, you’re right! Thanksgiving is a few months..
Getting Ready for the School Year
07 August 2014
Here we go again! The new school year is just around the corner, and with it comes the cyclical shift from summer to fall programming. No doubt you’re already laying the groundwork for fall meetings and finalizing those calendars to get in parent’s hands. You’re..