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
This past Sunday, before our gift exchange, we had some fun doing Christmas Charades. I know there are tons of lists around the internet, but I thought I would add mine to the list. In case you want to do the same for your youth group or party, feel free to use this list. It … Continue reading YM Resource: Christmas Charades
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
It is hard to believe that summer is almost over. We have about one month left. Kids will start going back to school soon, youth group will start up again, and the leaves will begin falling off the trees. Over the next several weeks, my focus will be on two major things at RCC -- … Continue reading As Summer 2010 Winds Down…
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
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
Today, I have a different purpose for writing. Instead of sharing what is on my mind or pouring out some heartfelt thoughts, I'm asking a question. While many people have already jumped on the bandwagon, purchasing an iPad, I stayed back. For the most part, I was not sure I could justify a large purchase … Continue reading iPad for Ministry?
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
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?
Just over a week ago, one of our high school students tells me that I have to see this movie. I had been receiving emails and publicity about it for quite some time, but I hadn't actually gotten around to watching it. On this past Saturday, Yvette and I drove to a local theater for … Continue reading “To Save a Life” Movie – Thoughts