Last year, we took our high school students to Generate Camp (YM360), and they had a great time. This year, we had planned to take both our middle schoolers and high schoolers, but like many things this year, we realized we needed to pivot. Since I know a lot of you are still trying to … Continue reading How We Pivoted for Summer Camp 2020
One thing that I distinctly remember from my own time in youth group were the mission trips. My first trip was to Mexico. Actually, I'm fairly sure my first three mission trips were all in Mexico. We helped lead Bible studies with kids, helped spruce up some churches, and built houses. I've also served in … Continue reading Why do a Local Mission Trip for Your Youth Group?
Near the end of high school, my home church began a kids' basketball program at our church called Upward. I immediately got involved as an assistant coach for a team of young children. It was a great way to connect and give back in one of my hobbies -- sports. If you're unfamiliar with Upward … Continue reading Why Partner with Other Ministries in Your Church and Community?
This past weekend, at our middle school winter camp, I was able to witness something that I have long believed in but don't write about much. A few years ago, I began exploring the idea of having our older high school students co-lead middle school small groups. This was definitely not an original idea, and … Continue reading Let them Lead
Hey, everyone! This past month has been extremely busy. In fact, ever since I moved to Colorado, I've not had a lot of time to just rest and reflect, so I wanted to take a moment to do that today and then ask for some prayer. First of all, the weather in northern Colorado is … Continue reading Quick Update and Some Prayer Requests
Soon after I arrived at my new ministry at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, CO, last year, God allowed me to go on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with LifeBridge and GO Ministries. It was great, and now I get to lead a student and parent trip from March 24-31, 2018. During our … Continue reading Going Back to the Dominican Republic
A couple days ago, I officially passed the three-month mark at my new ministry. In many ways, it feels like I have been here longer, but in other ways, I still feel very new. For those who have made transitions in ministry, you probably know exactly what I am talking about. Today's blog post isn't … Continue reading Three Months Into a New Ministry
While in high school, one of my favorite events was CIY's high school summer conference, which has since been named Move. I've always been a fan of their programs, and I've taken students to Believe (their middle school weekend conference), Superstart (their 4-6th grade weekend event), and I've also led my own trips to the … Continue reading CIY Mix 2017 with LifeBridge Students
Today was my first Sunday at my new church, LifeBridge Christian Church, in Longmont, CO. As you may have read, God called me to move from New Hampshire to serve as the Student Pastor at LifeBridge, overseeing their 6-12th grade ministry. Currently, the students meet altogether on Sunday mornings for two worship times. Instead of … Continue reading First Sunday at LifeBridge