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What Could You Have In Common With Jimmy Fallon
02 June 2014
I used this article to brainstorm our large group program practices. I know it will be helpful to the youth ministry nation. Full Article Link (Article is by Lindsay Dudeck from Fishhook) “And now, here’s your host, Jimmyyyyyyyyyyyyy Fallon!” The curtains part. The band plays...
The Saving Power of the Shared Experience
07 April 2014
A great weekend recently spent skiing with friends and family at Granby Ranch reminded me of some favorite memories in youth ministry. It was the winter of 1987 when I first donned a pair of skis on a trip with my youth group. On the..
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A Welcoming Environment: Do You Have One?
16 July 2013
When we look to talk about the most effective way to impact students’ lives, the conversation usually goes toward discipleship. Well, that makes sense—we all want to go for depth, not width. Discipleship is an easy principle to grab onto: looking at how you can..
The Art of Decompression
24 June 2013
When I visit the zoo my favorite area is the deep-sea aquarium. The vibrant colors and exotic fish fascinate me—and for thousands of years we had no idea any of this existed, because we had no way of exploring the bottom of the ocean. The..
Go-To Games: A Response
30 May 2013
So glad these came this week, as I needed a game for Wednesday night! I think we’ve all been there, trying to come up with that game that will help kids get connected to one another—but one that won’t be the whole thing they remember..