To Fall Retreat or Not To Fall Retreat?
12 October 2015
Summer is over, students are back in school, and weekends are filled with football. Oh, how I love the fall. Having been in my current role less than two years, I am still in the early stages of the “figuring out the culture of our group”..
The Hectic Lives of Teenagers: Beat ‘Em or Join ‘Em?
15 September 2015
“If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!” I’m not sure who first coined that infamous saying, but it is somehow simultaneously genius and defeatist. Pragmatically speaking, it makes sense. Why fight against the inevitable? But few things seem as depressing as giving up and giving..
Youth Group For Everyone: Including Students With Disabilities
09 September 2015
The funny thing about growing up with a disabled sibling is that you forget to see the disability. Of course you see the wheelchair that helps them get around, or the cane that aids them when they can’t see. However, they are just your sibling,..
Go-To Meals for Youth Groups (Other Than Pizza)
02 September 2015
Pizza is as much a part of youth ministry as the Bible and a smelly van. And we love pizza as much as the next guy, but sometimes we need something different. Our challenge has been finding food that is affordable, fast, tasty, and (somewhat)..
Ask a Senior Pastor: Where to Start?
31 August 2015
Where to start? That’s a question most of us feel the tension of on a semi-regular basis, whether we’re youth ministry rookies, veterans or something in between. It’s the core question in this installment of “Ask a Senior Pastor” as we address three different hurdles related to teamwork..