Part 2: But first, the family history/drama I know in my previous post I was only going to summarize his backstory/family history, but as I re read it, I found it fascinating, dramatic, heartbreaking, hilarious, and mind boggling all at once. To understand how Joseph became the man he was, you have to understand the … More JOSEPH: A CHARACTER STORY
This past month, my youth group was doing a character study on Joseph, and I had the honor of closing out the study by speaking on Genesis 45 & 50, the end of Joseph’s story. We use Group curriculum, which is pretty good, but also kind of annoying at the same time (just my opinion … More Joseph : A Character Study
I had the opportunity and honor to teach my youth group last night. I have to say a big thanks to my youth pastor Nate Viar and Pastor Mark Jenkins of Mountain View Community Church for giving me the opportunity to do this. We’ve been teaching on the topic of GUARDRAILS in life, what … More GUARDRAILS IN RELATIONSHIPS: FLEE BABY FLEE.
I’m a firm believer that there are no “coincidences” in the kingdom of GOD. I came upon this article yesterday in my twitter feed, and just “coincidentally”, this will be my topic for the lesson I’m doing for my youth group Sunday night. HMMM…I’ll post my lesson Sunday, night, but this is a bit … More Does ‘Purity’ Still Matter?
This is a great article from youthministry.com. I’ll be honest and say that, like the authors, when I was younger and still “growing up” in youth ministry, I thought being a youth worker meant you had to be popular, attractive, charismatic, all kinds of ability, and young, and that by the age of 40, … More Students Need Adults
Once again, Relavent Magazine hits me where I live. I’ve often used this expression when giving advice to girls, and sometimes guys and if they asked me, I wouldn’t be able to give a good explanation of what that means. Read the article
I love Relevant Magazine because it’s so, well, Relevant to what I’m thinking. I feel I’ve posted this before, but this was had so much good stuff in it, that I’m posting it again. As a single guy well over the age of 25, I’ve heard every one of these at one time or another, … More 8 Things You Should Never say to Your Single Friends
This is a very interesting article. I have to admit, in the 90’s, I got fully behind the purity/true love waits movement, but I always felt there was something missing in what we were teaching. True love does wait, but it’s more then that. Love doesn’t wait just because we found verses in … More STUDENT MINISTRY AND THE PURITY CULTURE
I had the honor of speaking to my youth group on Sunday night. My topic was “Are you too busy” with Psalm 90 as my Sermon Reference. I think it went well. Here’s the lesson, small group questions are at the bottom.
So, it’s a new year. 2017. For me, 2016 wasn’t that bad to be honest. I see people on twitter and Facebook, and even Instagram saying 2016 was a bad year for them. It’s all about perspective. If you focus on the negative, then it was negative. There were some moments in 2016 … More Happy NEW YEAR!!