Families | Leadership | Missions | Volunteers
Evangelism, Service—Or Both?
12 July 2013
Evangelism and service: Make sure you don’t confuse the two. A service project doesn’t necessarily require evangelism, and evangelism doesn’t necessarily require a service project. Two years ago I realized that I get this wrong more than I get it right. I was walking around a “back to school” event READ ON...
Families | Leadership | Volunteers | Worship
Youth Ministry Yoga
11 July 2013
Summer. The days stretch out and we feel the tension release, as if our ministry muscles have been in knots all year long. We inhale from a long year of work and exhale the fruits—we hop into vans and buses and take long journeys, our only expectation is that everyone READ ON...
Scheduling With Your Spouse in Mind
09 July 2013
Youth ministry schedules can be hard on marriages and families. Not only are there a million youth events and programs to attend, but many youth pastors and their families are also expected to be involved in the everyday life of the church. Youth workers can easily find themselves far too READ ON...
Families | Leadership | Missions | Volunteers | Worship
Summer Trips and the One Thing We Forget About Them
05 July 2013
They’re trusting you with the lives of their kids. It’s great that you spent the past month on the phone with the camp director, the point person for your mission trip, or the customer service rep at the water park. You’ve done a great job getting permission slips signed, multiple READ ON...
Culture | Families | Leadership | Small Groups | Volunteers
Marriage & Family: 10 Fun Summertime Ideas
02 July 2013
We love summer. Summer means camp, VBS, pool parties, service projects, and our favorite rhythm—staying up late and sleeping in. Our schedules couldn’t be more full, and if we’re not careful, our busyness will leave us feeling empty as a couple and as a family. We could feel super-connected with READ ON...