What are Your Hardest Times in Youth Ministry?

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?

Thinking Back on Orange 2010 – College Ministry Breakout

Chuck Bomar led a breakout workshop last year based on ministry to college-age people.  Because many of our students were graduating, I felt it was a great opportunity for me to learn about how to minister to them. Chuck made some amazing points on how we can begin to reach out to college students, providing … Continue reading Thinking Back on Orange 2010 – College Ministry Breakout

Student-Parent Small Groups

So, an idea that has been running through my head since a couple weeks ago is this idea of students and parents in the same small group at church.  I can only wonder how this could benefit families growing together in their faith. This all has to do with trying to blur those lines.  I … Continue reading Student-Parent Small Groups

March Madness 2009

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