The 2011 Orange Conference is now behind us all. If you were there or just kept up with all my blog posts, you know there was a ton of information. Often, one will be overloaded after a conference like this, wondering what to do first. I know I was like that last year, and I … Continue reading Moving Forward After Orange 2011
When I think back to the past several years in youth ministry (almost 10 years, if you count the years as a volunteer when I started college), there have been many times when I thought, "This is the hardest time." However, it seems that another always comes along. What does this mean? I think people … Continue reading What are Your Hardest Times in Youth Ministry?
What do you wish for this year? Is it for your family to come together? Is it for a new iPod, Kindle, or video game? Is it for someone special to pop the question? What do you think others are wishing for? When you go to the mall or drive around town, what do you … Continue reading My Wish for Christmas
Almost 3 weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Orange Conference. This was my first conference in several years, and I was very excited to attend. My experience, though, surpassed my expectations. I have already shared my notes from each day on my blog, but I wanted to share some ideas I have on how … Continue reading Orange Conference – Moving Forward
Well, it's finally here -- that time when people spend more time checking scores and betting in offices than ever before. That's right, it's the NCAA March Madness. While I'm not involved in the betting side of things, I am involved in a couple friendly bracket challenges over on Facebook (through CBS Sports). Yes, I … Continue reading March Madness 2009
I've had a great last few weeks of ministry here at RCC! Today was especially exciting. After a great day of skiing yesterday with the middle school students, I got up a bit slower this morning. However, it was totally worth it. Today, at RCC, I was privileged to baptize 3 teenage boys who have … Continue reading What a Day!
Why am I here in New Hampshire? Why have I moved far away from my family? Why have I left old friends 2,000 miles away? Why do I place my trust and faith in an "unseen" God? Why do I continue to submit my life to Him and follow His calling to work in the … Continue reading New England the Least Religious in the USA
I'm so proud of my students! I'm also really excited about our new programs here at RCC. We just split the middle school and high school up into two separate groups today called "The Path" and "The Bridge" respectively. Two of our high school students have been collaborating on a video series we've called The … Continue reading The Bridge Weekend Update 2-15-2009
I was getting ready step on the plane in Bloomington (and fly back to Manchester by way of Detroit) when the man who was taking checked baggage started talking to me. I had asked him if this was the correct flight (as I was the last one on the plane and was a little behind … Continue reading Things Unexpected