Three Things I Found at Simply Youth Ministry Conference
13 June 2016
Originally posted at The Cost, The Joy By my third year in youth ministry, everything seemed flat. My church was not Willow Creek, and I found myself and our ministry in two totally different places. What I needed was some “in the trenches” help. And that’s..
01 June 2016
“I’m not gonna die here.” Sometimes we just have to say that out loud. Matt Damon’s character in The Martian declared it in a key moment early on in the movie. How many things in ministry require such a declaration? Fundraising? Church politics? Investing into students?..
Seven Types of Daily Influencers
03 May 2016
The everyday ways people influence one another is astounding. I see what you see – the pain it can cause, as well as the life it can create. I believe there are seven types of people influencing our decisions daily: Family/Parent Friend/Peer Consultant/Advice Strategist/Planner Positional/Boss Guru/Model..