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Knowing When To Punch Someone

Ministry can be frustrating. VERY frustrating. Sometimes it comes from leadership. It may not be that you really mind being told to go out to visit little Ms Betty. I mean, she’s 93, went to your church before you became the youth pastor there, has been..
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Dealing With Our Mistakes

A few Wednesday nights ago, things got a bit wild after youth group. We were a little short on volunteers and all of this led to a bit of chaos. I was tired and trying to get everyone out the door…when a student got hurt...
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Leadership | Missions | Serving
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Missions is a Joke

A few weeks ago, some Honduran pastors asked me for advice on how to do church. That’s the punch line. Now allow me to set up the joke. My 13-year-old son and I were blessed beyond measure to serve for a week in Honduras with..
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Stop. Drop. Pray.

Do you remember the instructions you got in elementary school about catching on fire? Stop. Drop. Roll. As much as we talked about that, I really thought I’d be busting into flames a lot more often in my life. On a drastically different note, the..
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Resolutions For The Youth Ministry Nation

I’ve made a list of resolutions for the youth ministry nation—the New Year is three months in the rear view mirror, and our ideal resolves never “work” anyway, so why bother? Well, the real power in our resolutions has more to do with the process..
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