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Thoughts On Getting Through a "Dry" Season
Dry seasons…we’ve all been there, and for a variety of reasons. And over the course of 26 years in youth ministry, I have found myself in quite a few, and for a variety of reasons. Here are some random thoughts about getting through the next..
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[GENEROSITY] 20 Things To Tell Students This Week
You know the temptation. It goes something like this: Plan for your program. High-five some kids as they come in. Say something profound in your message or class time. Talk up the next big event. Run the next event. Over-hype everything you did so your church..
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[Personal Growth] Becoming a Battlefield Medic
With your permission, I’d like to share an adaption of the introduction to my book “Uncommon Wisdom from the Other Side: A Senior Pastor Talks Youth Ministry.” Not because I want to sell you a book (although, feel free to buy one). I want to..
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A Picture (and a hash tag) Is Worth A Thousand Words
The above picture and hash tag may be the perfect summary of why I love junior high ministry SO much. I employ an interesting small group strategy: I only lead 8th grade groups. Each year, I join a pre-existing 8th grade group, or start one..
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Top Model: Ministry Edition
Youth ministry is safe. Before you reply back with a counter-thought that puts me in my place, hear me out. Youth ministry is safe because it gives you a reason to not do what you’re asking students to do. Ever notice how easy it is..
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