4 Questions to Break the Ice With Students
16 January 2015
“Hey welcome to the ministry! What’s your name?” “Bob” “Cool. Nice to meet you, Bob. So what grade are you in? What school?” “Woodbridge. 9th grade.” “Awesome. Glad you’re here.” (mutually awkward nods and smiles) -awkward pause- “Aight! Well, let me introduce you to Jim. He’s..
Teens Losing Zzzs
15 January 2015
The Effects of Their Sleep-Deprivation Lasts Way Past Lunch An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com It’s 2015, and that means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. Teens who are behind in school work will hit the books to bring up their grades. Other..
Time Machine #2: Embracing Disorder
14 January 2015
I’ve been set free. For far too many years I was consumed with the desire (mostly because I felt it was expected) to be highly organized, to be extremely efficient as a ministry leader, to set margins and boundaries and let those help me live..
13 January 2015
Once upon a time, we all had opinions. Sometimes we’d keep them to ourselves. When appropriate, we sat down with someone directly involved with our opinion to dialogue. If we didn’t feel listened to, we might tell others so they could help us reconcile the tension...
Surviving Youth Ministry With a Young Family: Part 2
09 January 2015
This past week we took a quick glance at the stats for our blog holymessofmarriage.com. Believe us when we say, it’s not something we do that often and we really don’t care specifically what the numbers are, that’s not why we write. But we were..