Families | Leadership | Missions | Volunteers | Worship
Summer Trips and the One Thing We Forget About Them
05 July 2013
They’re trusting you with the lives of their kids. It’s great that you spent the past month on the phone with the camp director, the point person for your mission trip, or the customer service rep at the water park. You’ve done a great job getting permission slips signed, multiple READ ON...
Lazy Days: A Youth Worker’s Summer?
03 July 2013
I’m writing this article from a suburban Cincinnati Starbucks. As I write, the summer is just kicking off. Church ministry mixed with some outside ministry responsibilities has shaped this summer into the busiest I’ve ever experienced. And to be honest, I’m not loving it! Simply put: I crammed way too READ ON...
Culture | Families | Leadership | Small Groups | Volunteers
Marriage & Family: 10 Fun Summertime Ideas
02 July 2013
We love summer. Summer means camp, VBS, pool parties, service projects, and our favorite rhythm—staying up late and sleeping in. Our schedules couldn’t be more full, and if we’re not careful, our busyness will leave us feeling empty as a couple and as a family. We could feel super-connected with READ ON...
Jesus As Youth Leader
01 July 2013
There are very few recorded instances in the Gospels of Jesus interacting with kids, but Matthew 19 (story of the rich young ruler) does give us a hint as to what type of youth leader he would be. Jesus seized every opportunity. “Why do you ask me what is good? READ ON...
How Were You Called to Youth Ministry: A Response
27 June 2013
As Kurt and Josh have shared, God speaks to us in different ways. It should be no surprise that our creator speaks to us in our “native language”—that is to say, in a way that we understand and respond to, whether it’s through the challenge of a professor, the encouragement READ ON...