Viewing Your Lessons as Anchors and Sails
29 June 2016
Anchors & Sails A constant struggle for many youth workers is trying to determine what lessons/topics to teach, and when. And unless you use a pre-produced curriculum that has a well thought out and ordered scope and sequence my hunch is you struggle, too. Since your..
Your Struggle to Say Something Profound: A Short Perspective
12 May 2015
Ned Nederlander. Franck. Jiminy Glick. These popular fictional characters were given life through the creative mind and talent of Martin Short. And then there’s Ed Grimley… Martin Short’s first breakthrough character. You may not know the backstory of how this greasy-hair-cowlicked-vertically-in-the-air, teeth-baring hyperactive manchild came to be… let alone how it..
Strategic Teaching….Very Strategic Teaching
21 January 2015
Strategic Youth Ministry; nothing new about that idea. Doug Field’s classic book, Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, began it’s quest for youth ministry world domination almost TWENTY years ago. And while it outlined the most popular (and in my experience extremely effective) youth ministry paradigm, it..
The Morning After Speaking
29 December 2014
Because of the calling on your lives as youth workers, the realm of public speaking/teaching is a part of your world in some capacity. And because of this, you totally understand the feeling of waking up the next morning with the thought, “What happened last..
Who is Listening?
30 June 2014
When speaking to a group of students, don’t concentrate on that one kid who’s not paying attention. While it’s totally natural to want everyone to be paying attention to you when you’re communicating something, the reality is not everyone will listen to you. The student..