Together Means Collaboration (NYWC 2019)

As the second Big Room kicked off at the National Youth Workers Convention 2019, we were told we would have three speakers. Honestly, I wasn't sure I was ready to sit through three back-to-back messages. But wow, was I wrong! God used Lucas Ramirez, Reggie Joiner, and Danielle Strickland to bring a powerful message focused … Continue reading Together Means Collaboration (NYWC 2019)

10 Commitments Youth Workers Need to Make (NYWC 2019)

During their Deep Dive pre-conference workshop, Josh Griffin and Karl Romeus had so much information to help young youth workers, but much of what they said was very applicable to veterans too. (If you missed my previous post about from this workshop, all about 10 Foundations for a Healthy Youth Ministry, click here to read … Continue reading 10 Commitments Youth Workers Need to Make (NYWC 2019)

5 Keys to Effectively Communicate to Students in 2019 and Beyond (NYWC 2019)

Karl Romeus has had the opportunity to communicate to various sizes and ages of crowds. Over the years, Karl has realized that we need to practice communicating as a craft. Similar to an instrument, if we’re only practicing when we are “performing,” we will be less effective. We need to practice and round out our … Continue reading 5 Keys to Effectively Communicate to Students in 2019 and Beyond (NYWC 2019)

Together Means Companionship (NYWC 2019)

Albert Tate kicked off the Big Room talks at NYWC 2019 talking about remixes. A remix is when you take something old and make it new again. In ministry, we need God to remix our souls and our lives. We need Him to do something new with something old in our lives. We need this, … Continue reading Together Means Companionship (NYWC 2019)

10 Foundations for a Healthy Youth Ministry (NYWC 2019)

During their Deep Dive pre-conference workshop at the National Youth Worker Convention 2019 entitled "First 2 Years in Youth Ministry," Josh Griffin and Karl Romeus shared a ton of wisdom. Because it's so much, I've decided to break it up over a series of posts. This first one is all about starting with the right … Continue reading 10 Foundations for a Healthy Youth Ministry (NYWC 2019)

How to Follow the NYWC 2019 Blogging Team

The National Youth Workers Convention is this week. Many of you will be there right alongside me, learning from some of the best veteran youth workers our churches have. You're going to be taking fervorous notes and most certainly miss something. Some of you might not be able to make it at all, and you … Continue reading How to Follow the NYWC 2019 Blogging Team

We are in this Together at NYWC 2019

Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved getting together with large groups of like-minded people. Sure, I wouldn't have articulated it like that when I was five, but looking back now, that's definitely what I was feeling. I started by going to bigger church events with my grandparents, but it really took … Continue reading We are in this Together at NYWC 2019