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A Welcoming Environment: Do You Have One?
16 July 2013
When we look to talk about the most effective way to impact students’ lives, the conversation usually goes toward discipleship. Well, that makes sense—we all want to go for depth, not width. Discipleship is an easy principle to grab onto: looking at how you can..
Families | Leadership | Missions | Volunteers
Evangelism, Service—Or Both?
12 July 2013
Evangelism and service: Make sure you don’t confuse the two. A service project doesn’t necessarily require evangelism, and evangelism doesn’t necessarily require a service project. Two years ago I realized that I get this wrong more than I get it right. I was walking around..
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..
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..
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...