How Working with Parents has Changed Over the Last 10 Years

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for Youth Specialties. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. Why did you get into youth ministry in the first place? If you are like me, it was because God placed a calling on you to work with teenagers, in order to … Continue reading How Working with Parents has Changed Over the Last 10 Years

Creating Encounters with Jason Scott (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 40)

On episode 40 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I speaks with Jason Scott. Not only is Jason the Minster to Students at his church in Roswell, GA, but he also leads The Worship Collective, a place online to find musicians, speakers, and production people for your next event. In this episode, Jason talks about how … Continue reading Creating Encounters with Jason Scott (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 40)

Do you know what I can do? – Gerald Fadayomi (OC19)

Near the end of the Orange Conference 2019, Gerald Fadayomi spoke about another one of the questions Reggie Joiner brought up on the first night: Do you know what I can do? Here is a quick rundown of what he said... We know what they can do.We know what they can really do. POTENTIAL Peter … Continue reading Do you know what I can do? – Gerald Fadayomi (OC19)

No More Hiding in Church – Clay Scroggins (OC19)

When Clay Scroggins was in college, he felt like that was the time when God was really using him. As he felt his call to go into full-time ministry, his biggest fear about going into ministry was that he was going to spend all his time around Christians. But he recently realized he is now … Continue reading No More Hiding in Church – Clay Scroggins (OC19)

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Sam Collier (OC19)

Sam Collier is a great leader. Today at the Orange Conference 2019, he spoke about the importance of our blindspots, saying what we don't know can hurt us. Check out this quick summary of what he said: He started off with a confession: "I haven’t always been self-aware. And I had some issues that were … Continue reading What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Sam Collier (OC19)

When It’s Personal to You – Doug Fields (OC19)

As many of you know, Doug Fields has been one of my mentors from afar over the past 15+ years. This year at Orange Conference, like many others, he talked about the importance of making it personal to us. Here is a rundown of his main points. (FYI, when I use "I," that's actually Doug … Continue reading When It’s Personal to You – Doug Fields (OC19)

Helping Parents Know they Measure Up – Kara Powell (OC19)

Kara Powell has been doing some amazing work over the last several years at Fuller Youth Institute with her Sticky Faith, Growing Young, and now Growing With research. On Friday at the Orange Conference 2019, she spoke about the need to help parents know they measure up. Here is a quick summary of what she … Continue reading Helping Parents Know they Measure Up – Kara Powell (OC19)

Hear the Voices of Those Who are Not Being Heard – Danielle Strickland (OC19)

On Friday of the Orange Conference 2019, we had the privilege of hearing Danielle Strickland speak about the importance of hearing the voices of those who are often not heard. Here are my notes from what she said: Danielle started out her talk with a Children’s Church song… “My God is so big, so strong, … Continue reading Hear the Voices of Those Who are Not Being Heard – Danielle Strickland (OC19)