No More Secondhand Faith
13 February 2013
The “Telephone” game is a youth ministry standard—you tell the first person in a long line a message, usually a movie quote like this one from Braveheart: “They may take our lives but they’ll never take our freedom.” That person then whispers the message to..
Yes, the Volunteers Are Out There
08 February 2013
blog by Jeff Dunn-Rankin “Hey Jeff,” he said. “You’ll never guess where I’m going!” Will sounded eager and excited. But he sounds like that most of the time. “I’m going to the beach,” he said. “Isn’t that amazing?” Not so much, actually. Will’s a surfer..
Inside & Outside Thinking: A Response
07 February 2013
Ecclesiastes 3 says, “There is a season for everything.” These verses raise the question, “Should I be thinking about doing something brand new or redo something tried and true?” Here are several ideas to consider. Be yourself. Ever catch yourself thinking, “If I just do..
Thinking Outside the Box
06 February 2013
Yesterday we made a case for thinking inside the box; basically looking at what has worked in the past season and measuring their effectiveness in repeating them again the following year. As we stated before, there’s plenty of room for that—but where do you come..
Thinking Inside the Box
05 February 2013
New, new, new! For many youth workers a big part of their job description seems to include “Think outside the box on a regular basis”…constantly coming up with new ideas and innovative programs that are bigger and better than last year, last week, and last..