With just a few days left in 2017, I’ve been thinking of the New Year’s resolutions that I want to work on in my own life in 2018. I want
Partying can look like the best thing in the world to teenagers, but Jesus has called them in love to live a holy life filled with much better things.
We all need to recharge our batteries from time to time. Let’s face it. Many of us youth leaders have a sense of being continuously “on call.” Twenty-four/seven we’re always
“Bueller… Bueller… Bueller…” Have you ever passionately delivered a message to your youth only to discover they just weren’t listening? Sometimes youth ministry can feel like the scene from Ferris
One of the most exciting parts of being a youth leader who lives out a Gospel Advancing Ministry is witnessing students put their faith in Christ for the first time.
A psychology professor at a prominent university knew her students expected a terrifyingly long, final exam. Being the psychology professor that she was, she decided to toy with her students’
Once a farmer found an abandoned eagle’s nest. To his surprise, there was still one egg left inside. Upon touching it he realized it was still warm, so he took
Running a ministry can often times be completely unpredictable. You don’t always know if your efforts will produce the results you hope for or just end up in failure. Say
Admit it. We’ve all been there. There are times when all you can muster in your intercessory prayer efforts for your youth ministry are a “holy water sprinkling” ritual at
“The prayer of the righteous person is powerful in what it can achieve” (James 5:16, CEB). This is one of my favorite promises from the Word of God—and you can
Over a quarter of a century ago, a small band of just 10 high school students in Texas were called by God to pray for their schools. He broke their
Would you rather be a clone or a robot? I guess there are advantages—and many disadvantages—to both, but if being a robot means that I would have to work on
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The story of how a fatherless street kid overcame violence, chaos, and confusion to become a radical Christ follower.