Graduation season is fast approaching. It’s an exciting time of celebration! But it should be about more than just fun and a seemingly never-ending string of graduation parties. In fact,
Do you sometimes get the sense that your students, knowingly or not, are creating God in their own image? Is their view of God more a composite of the characteristics
Through my 20+ years of ministry, I’ve come to deeply appreciate the immense potential and incredible responsibility youth leaders like you hold in your hands. The ability to influence young
Sometimes I get asked questions that smack of “When are you going to get a real job?” In other words, when am I going to outgrow working with teenagers and
“Belong to a church.” This simple statement drips with commitment. It can trigger panic attacks in grown men and send them running for the doors …so is it any wonder
In our “live-and-let-live” culture, persuade is a word that can sometimes feel out of synch with embracing diversity and nurturing individuality. So you may be wondering why I chose persuade
As you coach your students on the how-to’s of sharing their faith with their unreached friends, it helps to provide them with some structure that breaks the process down into
I think it’s time I introduce you to one of my favorite youth events I ever did (and did every year). It’s called the Dinner Scramble. The objective is to
The best leaders lead from the front. They don’t delegate, abdicate, or relegate the heavy lifting to “subordinates.” They dive headfirst into the hard work. This is true of the
Do you sometimes feel like a “lone ranger” as you strive to recalibrate your youth ministry model around Jesus’ mission of reaching the lost and making disciples who make disciples?
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