10 Tips for Managing Your Student Ministry Volunteer Team

If we are truly going to make an impact on the teens in our community, we cannot do it alone. We need a team. But how do we put together a team, and what do we do with them? I've previously written up a list of tips on how to recruit a great team. Let's … Continue reading 10 Tips for Managing Your Student Ministry Volunteer Team

5 Time Management Tips for Youth Pastors

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for Youth Specialties. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. There is only so much time in the day! How am I supposed to get it all done?  I don’t know how many times I have asked myself this question. Seriously, if I … Continue reading 5 Time Management Tips for Youth Pastors

The Smell of Coffee and the Dominican Republic

It's amazing how smells can take you back! In fact, it's amazing how any of our senses can trigger memories. Seeing photos and videos of past experiences are incredible. I've also had it happen with music, instantly tapping into the time I attended a concert, watched a movie, or played a video game. And as … Continue reading The Smell of Coffee and the Dominican Republic

The Pursuit of Power in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 4

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for LoveThyNerd. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. SPOILER WARNING: This post contains spoilers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Do not read if you have not seen this episode and do not want it to be spoiled for you! What … Continue reading The Pursuit of Power in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 4

How to Recruit a Great Student Ministry Team

I need more volunteer leaders! Haven't we all been there in ministry? I frequently see questions about recruiting in my various youth ministry communities. Questions like: How do I build a team? How do I get more people to join our team? How to I get the right people on our team? How do I … Continue reading How to Recruit a Great Student Ministry Team

COVID-19 Reflections: One Year Later

We've officially been in a global pandemic for a year. So today, I thought I would share a few thoughts and reflections as I think back to this last year. [Disclaimer: Some countries were experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic before we were in the United States, meaning they have been enduring this for … Continue reading COVID-19 Reflections: One Year Later