Road Warriors: What will we learn from summer youth trips?
28 May 2015
We are about to record hours and hours in the church van. Summer is here and we are ready to take our relationship with Waze to a new level. Cheers, my fellow road warriors! You deserve all the pay-off that is sure to come with..
I Promise. They ARE Listening.
19 May 2015
About six months ago I had this idea to put a fire under a group of apathetic students. I started teaching about injustice in the world and how God handles it. We discussed our responsibility alongside his work and from this, “Passion Projects” were born. It..
Why Your Church Needs a Preteen Ministry
05 May 2015
You are not a horse. While this may seem like fairly common knowledge (unless this blog post has found itself on some Planet of the Horses), sometimes we need to be reminded of the simplest of things. Here’s what I mean: When a horse is..
Get Your Team to Simply One Day Training This Fall!
17 April 2015
Hey #YMNation! Important announcement: Rick Lawrence, author of Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry and longtime editor of GROUP Magazine, is presenting 5 one-day trainings this fall on Jesus-centered Youth Ministry. Join with him and other youth workers to dive into what it..
Preparing for Student Promotions
08 April 2015
It’s that time of year. In a couple short months, churches everywhere will move elementary-aged kids up into junior high ministry and 8th graders up into the big, bad world of high school youth group. For years at Saddleback, we’ve been fairly intentional in our..