Your Youth Group Stinks! Building Rapport with Difficult Students
24 March 2014
There are good reasons why competent adults find themselves uncommonly baffled when working with adolescents. As winsome as they may be at times, teenagers present youth workers and volunteers with challenges that other age groups do not. First, teens are often an involuntary participant. They are..
5 Paradigm Shifts for Parents
27 May 2014
Last month, my wife and I attended some seminars by my friend Christopher Yuan. Along with his parents, Christopher shared his struggles with homosexuality, drug addiction, HIV, and Christianity. If you have never heard him speak before, do so. One of the seminars was done..
How To Be a Gossip-Stopper
15 January 2013
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. Proverbs 16:28 There’s no faster way to destroy a team than from the inside out with gossip. Gossip is a not-so-silent killer of many youth workers and youth ministries; this week we wanted to..
I Should Be An Alcoholic
06 March 2014
There’s nothing more daring than showing up, putting ourselves out there and letting ourselves be seen. -Brene Brown I should be an alcoholic. Just as much as I was born with American Indian blood flowing through my veins, I was also born with a heritage..