This came to me in my email from SimplyYouthministry.com. I’ve heard this many times before from both teens and parents. I’m a huge proponent of small groups, but I also understand why teens aren’t a big fan also, I enjoy leading them, but sometimes they’re a big pain to be a participant in. Why My … More Why My Teen Hates Your Small Group | More Than Dodge Ball
Here’s a very good post I found in my twitter feed. Hope you enjoy it. 6 Sings Your Team Chemistry is Crumbling This is a guest post from Mark Riggins. Mark is the Community Life Pastor at ENCOUNTER | Bible Fellowship Church in Ventura, CA. His new book STUCK When You Want to Forgive … More 6 Signs That Your Team Chemistry is Crumbling – Carey Nieuwhof
4 Characteristics of a True Friendship Ron Edmondson Thoughts on Leadership, Church, and Culture 18 Feb 2015 True friendship is rare. I have had many friends in my life, but finding one that stands the tests of time—that’s hard. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” … More 4 Characteristics of a True Friendship
Mark 10:17-31 is our next destination in our Conversations with Peter. Except it’s not so much a conversation with Peter, as Peter really only makes a statement to Jesus. It’s the response that Jesus gives that is truly remarkable though. This passage is one of the most often misquoted and misused verses in the Bible, and … More Conversations with Peter: Who’s first or is it Last?
This is an awesome article by Dr. Charles Swindoll, one of my all time favorite authors and pastors. He talks about a subject I’m passionate about and that’s personal integrity. I would love to be able to say I’m a man of integrity, but to be honest, I can’t honestly say I am. I fail … More Fighting the Battle for Integrity – Pastors and Christian Leadership Resources
This is a really good article. I have a HUGE problem with waiting. I think that’s part of the reason I had a parting of ways with my old church. I suck at waiting. It was because the process was taking longer then I had expected and I got impatient. Well, there are a … More 5 Reasons God Makes Us wait: It’s frustrating, but can be transforming
5 Youth Pastor What Ifs | Youth Specialties | All about youth ministry.. Original photo by Veronique Debord-Lazaro. I’m 23 years into my vocational youth ministry adventure. My outlook on the student ministry culture certainly took on different perspectives during these years. From the rookie years to the “seasoned veteran” years (which, in youth ministry, takes … More 5 Youth Pastor What Ifs | Youth Specialties | All about youth ministry.
I’m a great admirer of Winston Churchill, I guess you can see he’s one of my hero’s. His leadership of Great Britain during WWII was exceptional and charismatic. His example and personality is generally credited for saving Britain in her greatest time of need. What I also find encouraging is the fact that … More 3 Leadership Lessons from Winston Churchill
Interesting article from Crosswalk.com for pastors and ministry leaders 3 Female Ghosts that Haunt the Church I will never forget the first time I met my pastor. Our family had been at the church for two years before a meeting with another staff member threw me into his path. The first words out of his … More 3 Female Ghosts that Haunt the Church
I found another really good article from crosswalk. com. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. Getting Past the Pain that Haunts you When I was in 3rd grade, I was so self-conscious. I don’t know what it was. Maybe it just the weird stage between girl and woman. Maybe it was … More Getting Past the Pain that Haunts You