Am I Making a Difference?

Am I Making a Difference?

If you’ve been in youth ministry (or ministry of any kind really) long enough, you’ve dealt with the discouragement and pain of watching someone you’ve invested in begin to drift from God and start making decisions that are not beneficial to their...
The Great Balancing Act of Work and Family

The Great Balancing Act of Work and Family

I never fully realized how much of a struggle it would be to balance family and work life. I thought being a Youth Pastor meant my family would somehow be integrated into the work I do. This is true sometimes; however, my kids are young and require a good deal of...
Created in the image of The Creator

Created in the image of The Creator

In the late 80’s, while I was in 3rd grade, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took America by storm. Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael.  These turtles, raised and trained by a rat in the sewers of New York City, fought evil while staying in the shadows....
Grateful for Teens

Grateful for Teens

I’m sure you’ve heard it. Side comments made by others about how hard teens are to work with. Maybe even other youth workers. Maybe even you. Maybe…even me. Now sure, some harmless joking is fine – it’s all part of the camaraderie of...