The Anxious Rantings Of A Burnt Out Youth Pastor

“I just want to get out alive” I told myself before a recent youth meeting. That’s when I knew it, I mean I saw it coming, I just couldn’t stop it. Burn out. I had yelled, “Why does any of it matter. ” towards, not at, my wife that morning. Is there a difference? Not…

13 Soul Stretching Strategies To Combat The Numbers Game

Is It All About The Numbers? Yes and No.  Numbers are always part of the equation if numeric growth is part of the vision. Youth Ministry is about relationships, the depth and feh quality of those relationships do not have to be hurt by paying attention to (not focusing on) the numbers. In carnally minded…

My Rules Of Persistence

Persistence – firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. I’ve been blogging for the past 12 years. I write because I want to, because I have a passion for encouraging and equipping youth workers and because nice people like you occasionally say I write good things (thank you…

5 High Value Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Middle School Ministry

This is the sixth post in my series on The 9 Dynamic Ways To Revive Your Youth Ministry. Click HERE to start at the beginning if you like. If you want to revive your youth ministry, look to the bottom grade level. Look at who is coming up from your kids ministry. Look at the middle school…

My 17 Most Popular Posts of 2017

These posts received between 1,000 and 5,500 views each and are not arranged in any particular order. Enjoy. The Wrong Kind of Busy Growing Older In Youth Ministry Sucks The Danger of Study – Preach – Repeat Real Youth Pastor’s Don’t Starve Losing Your Faith In Humanity? Good! Three Reasons I Live Stream Our Youth…