We Are Going to Puerto Rico in July and We Need Your Help

Yvette and I will join nine high school students and three other adults from our church for a mission trip to Arecibo, Puerto Rico, from July 17-23. This is a very exciting time for us and our church, since it is our first mission trip outside the United States. We are currently meeting monthly and … Continue reading We Are Going to Puerto Rico in July and We Need Your Help

Help Parents Prioritize God at Home

Rockingham Christian Church, where I serve, has quickly become more and more "orange." By that, I mean that we are doing our best to combine the efforts of the family (red = heart) and the church (yellow = light). In this, it has been on my mind to reach out to parents even more. So, … Continue reading Help Parents Prioritize God at Home

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

Thoughts Behind Summer Programming

As many already know, our student ministry programming takes a different look in the summer.  We do not simply cancel our weekly programs; we just take another approach.  There are many reasons behind this.  Another youth minister, who serves at a church in Michigan, recently put together some of his thoughts on why they similarly … Continue reading Thoughts Behind Summer Programming

Orange Conference – Moving Forward

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

Do you have talent?

This Saturday evening, our high school students will be putting on the first-ever "RCC's Got Talent" event.  In addition to a talent show, we will have a silent auction with TONS of great items!  Every dollar raised that night will go to fund future Student Ministries' mission trips. It will start off helping them go … Continue reading Do you have talent?