The Saving Power of the Shared Experience
A great weekend recently spent skiing with friends and family at Granby Ranch reminded me of some favorite memories in youth ministry. It was the winter of 1987 when I first donned a pair of skis on a trip with my youth group. On the..
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FREEBIE: “New Storylines for Youth Ministry” by Jason Ostrander
Reflecting back on our time at Simply Youth Ministry Conference 2014 in Columbus has become one of my favorite daily pastimes. For instance, I find myself often wondering things like, ‘What ever happened to Jake in the elevator?’ or ‘How are those two people who..
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[Bible] Swimming in the Deep End
Recently a friend emailed me and asked what I do to prepare for speaking. There are a million ways to deliver a message (and not all are effective), but not much has been written about how to prep for a talk/series. So I thought I’d..
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Am I A Professional Christian?
Often times our understanding of the term “professionalism” relates to someone being paid for their work (i.e. a professional athlete is paid, while an amateur is not) –when really the emphasis should be placed on whether someone performs like a professional whenever they do what..
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Jesus Wants Us To See
Jesus is concerned about our vision—because vision is tied to action. In passages such as John 9:6, Mark 10:52, and Mark 8:23 we see a Jesus who heals physical blindness. In each of these instances there was a very real and tangible need that the..
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