Making it Happen with Parents


Last night we had our first ever activity planning where we organize the activities for the youth for the entire year! It was grueling, it was long but it was amazing. During the meeting there was a discussion about conducting a lock-in in April 2013 and typically I only do one lock-in a year because … Continue reading Making it Happen with Parents

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Leading like Joshua: OTHER’s FIRST!!!


Wrote this in my journal this morning: God slapped me across the face this morning in my reading. Read through all of the allotments the tribes received from capturing the land in Joshua 16-20. Something I read and made a note on in my bible years ago was the allotment given to Joshua only after … Continue reading Leading like Joshua: OTHER’s FIRST!!!

The Dirty Seven and the Church 2 – Haughty Eyes


We are continuing a series of how people perceive the church and using Proverbs 6:16-19 (7 Deadly Sins) as a framework for our discussion. 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked … Continue reading The Dirty Seven and the Church 2 – Haughty Eyes

7 Lessons from 7 Years in Youth Ministry


On July 31, 2011 I celebrated my 7th full year of youth ministry at Main Street in Springfield, Tennessee.  Seven quick lessons about my/our journey: Learn to say "no" - All ministers struggle with this as we want to do so much for people in the name of God.  We take on projects, speaking engagements, weddings, … Continue reading 7 Lessons from 7 Years in Youth Ministry

The Graduation Speech


[DISCLAIMER: It is 3,299 words so pack a lunch and read it then.] The Graduation Speech By Robbie Mackenzie (Preached at the Main Street church of Christ May 15, 2011)             I have done many things since I have been alive.  I have been to South America and Africa.  I have attended numerous World Series … Continue reading The Graduation Speech