Put A Label On It

Why don’t you just say it? “I have a problem.” “I need help.” “I’m struggling.” “I can’t figure this out.” “This is driving me crazy!” :I have something stirring inside of me.” Just say it, “I don’t have a plan” “I need help with my volunteers” “I need help planning stuff” “I need more discipline…

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…

Keeping Up The Cemetary

“The decision to close the church was “very, very hard,” said church council president Lance Michaelson. But the council decided that rather than spend its remaining dollars keeping up the church, they would use the money to keep up its cemetery, where so many loved ones are laid to rest — and where many members…

Advice To Young Youth Workers On Choosing A “Winning” Church Part One

It’s the middle of summer and I’m missing football. This got me thinking about the churches I’ve served at and I feel like I needed to equate them to NFL teams. In no particular order, on purpose, One church I compare to the  Chargers, They were fun with lots of great moments and lots of talent,…