Surviving Youth Ministry With a Young Family
23 July 2013
Over the past year and a half, we’ve added two children to our family. One is our adopted 18-month-old son and the other is our newborn daughter, just seven weeks old. It’s been a crazy adjustment, to say the least. We’re working each day to try and figure out life READ ON...
Devotional: Only Wretches Need Saving
22 July 2013
More than two centuries ago, John Newton wrote the classic hymn “Amazing Grace” to honor God for rescuing him from a monstrous life in the slave trade. He’d spent much of his adult life herding panicked and desperate Africans onto the slave ship he captained, then selling them to wealthy READ ON...
5 Money Pitfalls in the Fall
19 July 2013
Before you know it, the leaves will be turning, football will be on television, and you won’t be sweating like it’s your day job. What does that mean? Fall is right around the corner! It’s easy to get so wrapped up in summer fun that you forget to think ahead READ ON...
Families | Leadership | Missions | Volunteers
The Question You Should Be Asking Everyone
19 July 2013
How can I serve you today? You know you can use a little help with something. Maybe it’s a phone call someone wants you to return or some copies you’ll have to make before your next lesson. Some of those things require you, but I’m guessing not all of them READ ON...
Culture | Families | Leadership | Volunteers
New Ministry Paradigm: Do Less Stuff!
17 July 2013
Less is More. We live in a culture that sends tons of “the more, the better” messages. And while that may be true with things like sweet tea and puppies, it’s not always true in some of the aspects of youth ministry. In fact, having a “less is more” attitude READ ON...