For the unorganized youth minister (or those who just want to get better), here are some tips and tools I have picked up along the way that help me stay organized and avoid one of the youth minister stereotypes.
We're told to honor the Sabbath, but why do many people in ministry have such a hard time doing it? Here are a few things I've learned about guarding your day off.
We've started using these 3 simple questions in our high school ministry, and it's started to make a difference already!
Have you ever found a bump on your leg and wondered where it came from? Just kidding... I'm not going to talk about that kind of growth. Instead, I wanted to share some things I've been seeing lately in my ministry experience in the areas of spiritual and numerical growth. Recently, we made the decision … Continue reading Growth
People often ask why I do what I do, and why I moved halfway across the country. This study from the Barna Group shows America's most and least Bible-minded cities. Guess who is the least... That's why I live and do ministry in New England.
It has been a LONG time since I've done a ministry update post. For my original financial and prayer supporters, I apologize for that. I felt as though I needed to share some recent revelations with you all. Tonight, we had almost 70 students at our youth group event. While some may look at that … Continue reading Ministry Update – January 27, 2013
Today, I am starting a new series of posts on here entitled, "Things You Don't Learn in Bible College," where I will discuss the vast number of things I did not learn in my Bible College career. Some of these things are ministry-related, and others are not. Most of them, however, will be things I have … Continue reading Things You Don’t Learn in Bible College: Carrying Drywall
Every year at Christmas, it seems that people struggle with emotional issues. My wife tells me that immediately following Christmas is even the highest rated time for suicides. Why is it that when things should be going well, as we gather with friends and family to celebrate, we often get hit with bad news? Sure, … Continue reading People Come and People Go
This morning, I received a phone call from my father, where he proceeds to tell me my sister was involved in a car accident. To sum up what happened, her and a friend were rear-ended while sitting on the side of the road. She has been released from the hospital with a mild concussion, neck … Continue reading Reflections on Taking Up My Cross to Follow Jesus, Away from Family
I apologize for not blogging much. In the past several weeks, I have been a bit overwhelmed. Between mission trip fundraising/planning, getting ready for camp, and all other student ministry stuff this summer, I have been quite busy. It doesn't stop, though. We are almost finished with Camp Create at RCC. After that, I will … Continue reading Ministry Update: Busy Days Ahead