Be Intentional This Halloween Weekend!
29 October 2015
Hosting a Pumpkin Patch or Trunk-or-Treat this weekend? Be savvy. People participating in your Fall outreach event might just make a decision to come back to your church on Christmas Eve. Or not. It’s up to your church. Here’s what I mean: This weekend is..
Starting a Youth Ministry From Scratch
16 September 2015
Have you ever built a house? I haven’t, but I’ve been watching one of my friends build a home with her family. I’ve learned by watching my friends navigate this process, that building is not easy. It’s messy, it has unexpected twist and turns, with..
How Revival Happens: Woodlawn
03 August 2015
It was the biggest crowd to ever watch a high school football game in Alabama. More than 42,000 fans cheered for their favorite superstars. Each team was led by fired-up Christian teenagers and coaches. A literal Jesus revolution birthed it. A forthcoming movie tells the story for the..
Stopping Short of Making a Difference
02 June 2015
Sometimes I feel like I fail as a youth worker in my non-youth-worker moments. You know… because I “know better.” This week at my local library, I walked into our teen area and heard a conversation between a mom and a group of sassy teens. One of..