Looking Back on 2015

I feel like every year, I hear people say things like, “It’s hard to believe this year is almost over!” or, “Wow, the new year is almost here!” This leads me to believe a couple of things, but mostly it seems that the years fly by. Obviously, one year is not shorter than another, apart…


Giving Thanks

As cliche as it might sound, I’ve decided to share a Thanksgiving-themed blog post today. So, here are 5 of the things for which I am most thankful!


God is Still at Work

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had so many opportunities to see God at work! There are several people we are close to who are going through some difficult times. Some of them have serious health issues. Others are struggling with spiritual stuff. The fact is that we know a lot of people who are…


Back to the Basics

One of my friends and student ministry team members were talking last night after our middle school youth group about the importance of getting back to the basics. He mentioned how it is important in almost all aspects of life. I recently noticed this when I was preparing a lesson for the middle schoolers. When…


Starting from Scratch in Student Ministry

Maybe you’re at a church where you are actually starting the student ministry from scratch, and you don’t know where to begin. Maybe you’re ready to go back to the drawing board in your current youth ministry. Here are two tips I’ve picked up through the years.