Register Now for the Free Online 2023 Youth Pastor Conference

Each year, thousands of youth pastors, leaders, and teams gather online for a free two-day conference to learn from some of the most influential, Gospel-centered, and forward-thinking voices in the ministry world. 2 days. 20+ speakers. 100% online. 100% free. REGISTER FOR FREE Join Craig Groeschel, Stephen Chandler, Charlotte Gambill, Nathan Finochio and 20+ other … Continue reading Register Now for the Free Online 2023 Youth Pastor Conference

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Answering the Call to Missions with NNYM

My wife and I would like to share some exciting news with you all! After benefiting from healthy youth worker networks and volunteering for over six years to help facilitate healthy networks, I’m answering God’s call to step into a full-time missionary role with National Network of Youth Ministries!  Before I explain more about what … Continue reading Answering the Call to Missions with NNYM

Why I Go To The Same Conference Every Year

It's almost time for the Orange Conference again! I'm headed back down to Atlanta from April 26-28, 2023, for my ninth conference. It all started in April 2010. I was 2 1/2 years into my ministry at a new church, beginning to see momentum in the ministry, married for just over a year, and excited … Continue reading Why I Go To The Same Conference Every Year

Student Ministry Connection Reaches 100 Episodes

I began serving in kids and student ministry in 1999 as a volunteer. In 2003, I was blessed with a part-time role, and I’ve been serving students, families, and other youth workers ever since. In 2015, though, I began thinking about all the conversations I’ve had over the years with my fellow youth workers, mentors, … Continue reading Student Ministry Connection Reaches 100 Episodes

5 Steps to Keep Teens from Graduating from Their Faith

Graduation season is almost here! All across America, high school seniors are getting excited to finish their education and graduate. Many churches, however, are not too excited, because they fear these students will also graduate from their faith in God. And I'm sure many of you are familiar with the unfortunate statistics for those who … Continue reading 5 Steps to Keep Teens from Graduating from Their Faith

Using Email Templates

Ever since I learned about the concept of efficiency in my college sociology class, I’ve been intrigued. While it can definitely be overdone at times, there is also a positive side of pursuing efficiency. For instance, in ministry, the more efficient we can become at certain aspects of ministry, the more we can spend time … Continue reading Using Email Templates

Introducing Student Ministry Connection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9EoXSd2Sj4 In February 2016, after about a year of praying, discussing, and planning, The Student Ministry Podcast began. Over that time, we’ve had 85 episodes with over 70 guests. I’ve gotten to connect with so many youth workers who are in the trenches and some of my ministry mentors. I’ve been able to connect with … Continue reading Introducing Student Ministry Connection