College | Families | Leadership
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Can You Keep a Secret?

I had a secret for most of my teen years. In fact, I kept this secret until I was 25 years old. Even now I hold this little piece of information about myself safe and only when I am certain that it is safe do..
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Culture | Leadership | Small Groups
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Junior High Ministry 101: Kurt’s Top Teaching Tips

So much of junior high ministry revolves around things like dodge ball, TPing the senior pastor’s house, finding out if “fire proof” items really are, and begging kids not to drink the “mystery juice” at camp. (You know what I’m talking about…when an attention-starved 7th-grader..
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College | Discipleship | Leadership | Middle School | Missions | Small Groups
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Jesus Wants Us To See

Jesus is concerned about our vision—because vision is tied to action. In passages such as John 9:6, Mark 10:52, and Mark 8:23 we see a Jesus who heals physical blindness. In each of these instances there was a very real and tangible need that the..
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Culture | Leadership | Small Groups
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Junior High Ministry 101: Parents

Once a month or so I’ll dedicate my portion of this newsletter to the wonderful world of junior high ministry, touching on some of the most important aspects of ministering to this incredible age group. And because nothing is more important in junior high ministry..
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Families | Leadership
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Surviving Youth Ministry With a Young Family

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..
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