Through all of my trips to the hospital to visit people as a pastor, there are a few things I’ve learned that I believe will help you accomplish your reason for being there.
The most recent reality-business show that caught my attention was Undercover Billionaire on Discovery Channel. I was hooked from the start. In this post, I share 7 ideas I picked up along the way that can help your ministry.
I live in Atlanta, but unlike most people who live around me, I’m not a big college football fan. I’ll watch a few games every season but that’s mostly just to have something to say when the conversation turns in that direction. However, I noticed that Mac Brown returned to the University of North Carolina to be […]
In the wake of recent Christian deconversion stories, I felt compelled to post this open letter that I included in my book, Varsity Faith. It’s a plea for practical theology to make its way into youth ministry.
New youth pastors are excited to get started, but they need to establish guardrails and maintain boundaries to keep their ministries on the right track. This post suggests 7 specific guardrails that every youth pastor should put in place.
Don’t let a 16-year-old be more strategic about a video game than you are about your youth ministry.
When a student or parent calls you, looking for help, you don’t have to refer them to a mental health professional right away. This post tells you what you can do instead…
Influence is the most powerful tool a leader has. This post identifies and explains 4 ways to develop the influence you need to lead your ministry well.
Customers and congregations, employees and volunteers, business and ministry. It’s all about people. Here’s 4 of the best business books for youth pastors…
Denial is when you experience reality that you don’t acknowledge. Here’s a different, biblical way to handle your hurt. Don’t hide your hurt.