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.
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
So I’m giving the lesson for my youth Group Sunday Night and the Series we’re doing is “Why Am I here”. My topic is “Purpose is found in serving Christ”. Which is my passion. This is my lesson for Sunday.
This goes hand in hand with my previous article about disappointing students. I’ve probably posted something like this last year, but it’s always good to have this kind of information. This is also pertinent for handling conflict in general, because life is conflict sometimes. Don’t get the wrong idea now, I’m not in any huge … More 10 PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGING CONFLICT IN YOUTH MINISTRY
Doubting or questioning GOD isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I have often doubted GOD, especially as a teenager. I think GOD is big enough that HE can handle someone questioning, in the correct way, HIS existence. I think HE even encourages it. My GOD is a GOD who is eternal, all knowing, and never … More CREATING SPACE FOR STUDENTS TO DOUBT
I’m a big believer in not giving teenagers “pat answers” or “tired cliches”. Teenagers, like anyone else, want their leaders to be first and foremost want honesty, and if we don’t have an answer be honest and say we don’t know. The below article is pretty good and is good advice for any … More Beyond Pat Answers (repost from youthspecialties.com)
I’ve been fighting this decision to be completely honest. I really didn’t want to touch this topic because it’s so broad and, well, dadgumit, it steps on my toes. Once I study about it, I have to actually attempt to live it. This topic has been on my mind for the past … More My next study Topic: DUN DUN DAHHHHH…….Purity