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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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Articles | Leadership
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[Debrief] Favorite SYMC Moments

Tasha and I are still recovering from another amazing year at SYMC. In between catching up with our kids and taking way-too-long naps, we wanted to share a few of our favorite SYMC moments: SYMC is so dedicated to meeting the needs of youth workers,..
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