The Both/And of Youth Ministry
15 April 2015
We Christians love to put ourselves in “camps”, and ministry leaders are no different. Camps provide safety, a level of certainty, like-minded community, alliances, and easy answers. “Campers” are either here or there on any given topic and seldom need to consider the people, input,..
The 10 Most Un-Brilliant Things We’ve Done in Youth Ministry
13 April 2015
In honor of everyone else’s brilliance, we thought it might be fun to share our un-brilliance. We’re limiting the list to 10, but we could easily turn this into a multi-part series. Heck, we might even be able to categorize by the liturgical calendar if..
Preparing for Student Promotions
08 April 2015
It’s that time of year. In a couple short months, churches everywhere will move elementary-aged kids up into junior high ministry and 8th graders up into the big, bad world of high school youth group. For years at Saddleback, we’ve been fairly intentional in our..