Feeling Like a Drain Plug


The Christian's life is a fickle thing fraught with interesting turns and challenging twists. One day we feel like God is our BFF and nothing can separate us from His abundant love and the next day we feel like there is a cosmic chasm between God's grace and the fate of our everlasting souls. While … Continue reading Feeling Like a Drain Plug

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How do I write curriculum for Youth Ministry


Like many of you, we have a set curriculum flow in our ministry and we use LIVE curriculum from the guys at Simply Youth Ministry. It has been an awesome tool for us to use and simply to put in the hands of our teachers who have material that is engaging, biblical, concise and relevant. … Continue reading How do I write curriculum for Youth Ministry

Can I speak at your retreat, class, church or meeting? It’s for a good cause…


We are going to Nicaragua this summer for a mission trip and we are in full fundraising mode. I spoke at a church yesterday and they paid me (like most churches) for my preaching. I immediately put the money in for our Nicaragua trip and was thankful God blessed me with an opportunity to speak … Continue reading Can I speak at your retreat, class, church or meeting? It’s for a good cause…

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