Pro Tips for Building a Bridge with Parents

Pro Tips for Building a Bridge with Parents

When working with students in a Youth Ministry context, there are so many moving parts that it’s often hard to keep an eye on everything. Youth leaders run services, come up with games, preach, pull off events, and eat more pizza than a human being should. In tandem...
Life in Ministry is More Rhythm Than Reason

Life in Ministry is More Rhythm Than Reason

  I have felt drawn to serve the church in a pastoral/leadership capacity for the better part of ten years now. I started out voluntarily leading the youth group at the church that I had grown up in as well as playing in the worship band each week. At 19 years old, I...
Transformative Teaching: Communicating What Matters

Transformative Teaching: Communicating What Matters

I don’t think that I’m the only one who’s been sitting at my desk 45 minutes before a youth service scratching my head and wondering what I am going to share with the students that night. A lot of youth pastors (guilty) are wired to be last minute and have learned to...