Wanna Keep Your Job? Read This!
10 July 2013
I think I first heard about the “chips” principle when I was working for former pastor, and current leadership guru, John Maxwell. The concept is a simple one: In church ministry you are constantly putting “chips” in your pocket, or taking them out. When you find yourself out of chips, READ ON...
Scheduling With Your Spouse in Mind
09 July 2013
Youth ministry schedules can be hard on marriages and families. Not only are there a million youth events and programs to attend, but many youth pastors and their families are also expected to be involved in the everyday life of the church. Youth workers can easily find themselves far too READ ON...
Families | Leadership | Missions | Volunteers | Worship
Summer Trips and the One Thing We Forget About Them
05 July 2013
They’re trusting you with the lives of their kids. It’s great that you spent the past month on the phone with the camp director, the point person for your mission trip, or the customer service rep at the water park. You’ve done a great job getting permission slips signed, multiple READ ON...
Culture | Families | Leadership | Small Groups | Volunteers
Marriage & Family: 10 Fun Summertime Ideas
02 July 2013
We love summer. Summer means camp, VBS, pool parties, service projects, and our favorite rhythm—staying up late and sleeping in. Our schedules couldn’t be more full, and if we’re not careful, our busyness will leave us feeling empty as a couple and as a family. We could feel super-connected with READ ON...
How to Lose: A Response
20 June 2013
It’s kind of funny how God works, sometimes. I was using wifi to check email on my youth group’s missions trip, when I noticed I was asked to write a response to this week’s articles. The truly funny thing is that I’m reading an article about youth ministry volunteers. I READ ON...