Realizing More that I Cannot Do this Alone

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for the National Network of Youth Ministries' blog. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. What if we did not do youth ministry alone? Yes, we need to network with other youth workers. It should not stop there, though. We should also network … Continue reading Realizing More that I Cannot Do this Alone

Reflections from the Fan Expo Denver 2021

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for LoveThyNerd. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. The last 18 months have torn us apart in many ways. At this point, we all know how much the COVID pandemic separated us, forcing us to remain socially distant. On top of that, … Continue reading Reflections from the Fan Expo Denver 2021

Recent Podcast Appearances (Summer/Fall 2021)

Every once in a while, I get an opportunity to be a guest on other podcasts. Here are some of the recent ones from over the past few months. I share them in case you want to listen, but more importantly, I share them to recommend you subscribe to them. Nick Blevins' Family Ministry Podcast … Continue reading Recent Podcast Appearances (Summer/Fall 2021)

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