Youth Ministry and Evangelism – Part 4 – Where to Go


You can read the first three posts here, here and here. Where do we go from here? I am sure there is all of the statistical data to discuss and missional "stratgery" that merits our attention. But if we take a step back and ask, "What works?" I am not sure that we can come … Continue reading Youth Ministry and Evangelism – Part 4 – Where to Go

Youth Ministry and Evangelism – Part 3 – Mistakes


Often we know what to do by what not to do. For example, Heather and I have told Samuel over and over not to touch the eye on the stove as it will burn him. Two year olds do not comprehend directions and the implications of danger. Sometimes they just have to learn it themselves. … Continue reading Youth Ministry and Evangelism – Part 3 – Mistakes

Evangelism and Youth Ministry – Part 2 – The Call


You can read the previous post here. I am concerned now about what motivates us to do evangelism. In other words, if I were to sit down with a teenager and ask them, "Why should you evangelize?" I wonder what responses I would get: What is evangelism? (With shrugged shoulders) I don't know. Because I … Continue reading Evangelism and Youth Ministry – Part 2 – The Call

Evangelism and Youth Ministry – Part 1


Our students just got back from attending a conference about evangelism and the discussion that came from that from our students was extremely helpful and has shifted my thoughts on what it means to be evangelistic or to do evangelism. Our discussions seem to center around the difficult conversations we have when talking to people … Continue reading Evangelism and Youth Ministry – Part 1

Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? Part 5 – Intimacy in Evangelism


This post is from another good friend of mine, David (Dave) Miller. Dave graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a business degree and currently works as a realtor for Crye-Leike. He is married to the former Harmony Holland and recently they welcomed their son into this world, Thomas Paxton Miller. Dave and Harmony worship at the … Continue reading Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? Part 5 – Intimacy in Evangelism

Psalm 14 – Who is the fool?


In my morning reading I came across a familiar passage and wanted to share it with you and some of the thoughts I wrote down in my journal. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. Psalm 14:1 (ESV) Perhaps … Continue reading Psalm 14 – Who is the fool?

Book Review: Missional Youth Ministry


I absolutely loved Missional Youth Ministry by Brian Kirk and Jacob Thorne. Brian and Jacob are mega-bloggers for the amazing blog, Rethinking Youth Ministry. The book was well-needed for my ministry context and I gained a lot of principles to think, chew and meditate on as I continue ministry here in Springfield. I must say, … Continue reading Book Review: Missional Youth Ministry