Student Ministry #fail: Begging for Volunteers
03 July 2014
You know you’ve done this before. The mission trip is in one week and your adult to student ratio is dangerously high. So, you do what any youth minister who forgot to hustle months before does: you make the general announcement. Now general announcements aren’t..
Ministerial Intelligence Part Four: The People
02 July 2014
Today, we wrap up our little series on what I like to call Ministerial Intelligence. To recap: Ministerial Intelligence involves three key ministry arenas: 1) THE PLACE: The ability to understand and navigate the nuances of your particular organization. 2) THE PRACTICES: Proficiency at the various..
Student Ministry #fail: Trying to be the Pastor
01 July 2014
“I love it when you preach!” “I wish our pastor had as much passion as you do.” “When are you going to be a senior pastor?” “You’ve got such great ideas! Our church could use them!” Maybe you’ve been on the receiving end on some..
Leadership Lessons Around a Campfire
01 July 2014
Are you a good leader? How is that evidenced? One checkpoint worth noting is if your title has become your first name, you’ve crossed the line the wrong way. Are you a good follower? How is that evidenced? Another checkpoint worth noting is if people..