Traditions: Keep or Toss?
13 June 2016
Ten years ago my wife and I made the biggest transition in the history of our lives together. We moved from Michigan to California. My first thought when we started discussing it was, “You don’t move away from family.” And my reasoning was, “It’s just..
FREEBIES: Printable Fliers + Chicago Experience Guides
02 June 2016
Hey, Youth Ministry Nation! As you’ve probably heard by now, Simply Youth Ministry Conference is back at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago on October 7-9, 2016. We want to see you there, so Veronica from our team took some time to put together a..
Give Thanksgiving the Bird
23 November 2015
I don’t want to lie to you. I’m not going to say, “Just buck up, camper.” Ministry is incredibly difficult, and it isn’t often easy to feel thankful because of it. Kids sass you. Adults critique you. Church misunderstands you. Satan attacks you. Now that we got that out..
Appreciating Your Senior Pastor
12 October 2015
You get it – a healthy relationship with your senior pastor or the person you report to is a core part of a healthy youth ministry. The individual in that role is in a position to transform your impact in the church. What you may not realize..
Ask a Senior Pastor: Time and Honesty
06 August 2015
Ministry is rooted in relationships. Your best days serving God are directly impacted by the people you work with and for – not to mention the people under your own roof. That’s why in this first installment of “Ask a Senior Pastor” we’re addressing two common tensions within..