In the new normal, ministries that were accustomed to operating like cruise ships, offering everything to everyone, will have to shift. In this post, I share 5 steps to help you do that.
As a youth pastor, you’re always having to come up with creative ideas for your next program, sermon, game, event, or activity. In this video, I share 4 ways to tap into your creativity (even if you think you’re not very creative). Suggested Resource
Youth culture has distinctive elements that differ so much from adult culture that youth ministry fits the description of missionary work. This post examines lessons learned from successful missionaries and applies them to youth ministry.
We can always learn from successful people and teams. When I finished watching The Last Dance, I thought about what I’d seen and then wrote down these valuable lessons for youth pastors.
The early excitement and sense of adventure have gone away. That’s true for youth pastors, volunteers, and students alike. But there are still some things you can do to make the most of this time. Here’s 6 ideas for you…
Liminal Space is the time between “what was” and “what’s next.” When it comes to leading in a liminal space, your primary job is to be a stabilizing force in the midst of the chaos. Pastors are the ones who are called to speak with grace, truth, hope, and love in the middle of this situation.
The question isn’t if your group has a culture. It does. The question, instead, is: What is your group’s culture? This post provides you with 3 questions and actionable answers for how to address your ministry’s culture.
In 1973, Wes Seeliger, an Episcopal Priest, wrote and illustrated a book called Western Theology. I had never heard of it until another student in my doctoral cohort mentioned it in one of our round table discussions. I was intrigued, so I bought a copy to check it out. After reading it, I’m convinced that […]
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 was sitting at the table, surrounded by a cohort of fellow doctoral students, when the conversation turned to the question of effectiveness. One of the pastors in the cohort was talking about his thesis project. He was leading his congregation through a building campaign that would allow them to do ministry more effectively in the […]