The unspeakable pain, hope, failures, and victories of youth ministry
28 January 2016
He stared right through me. I said his name over and over, but he just didn’t’ have the strength to look me in the eye or respond. If he stopped staring at the wall or dared to break the silence, then time would begin to..
Why We Quit Doing Big Events And You Should Too
27 January 2016
I’m an evangelist at heart. I like planting seeds. And while I’m not the guy who is eagerly looking for an opportunity to share the Romans Road with my barista or hang out at the skate parking looking for the chance to drop a spiritual..
The Benefits and Killers of BFF’s
25 January 2016
Will You Be My Friend? The Benefits and Killers of BFF’s An article from David R. Smith at The Source for Youth Ministry Today’s teenagers have no shortage of influencers; celebrities, media, parents, technology, and a host of others vie for the attention of adolescents...
Motivate Students to Care About Your Community
22 January 2016
I looked over the crowd of students as they stared at me blankly. My hope had been for a reaction filled with excitement and wonderment, and that overwhelming number of students would raise their hands when we asked who would want to sign up for a local..
Your Anti-Plan for the New Year
19 January 2016
Confession: I don’t enjoy structure for the sake of structure. Thankfully, others came along and shared how the structure that helps some people grow spiritually doesn’t always work for others. One person explained, “Don’t let anyone impose their habits on you. The main goal is to nurture your..