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…

Thank You Week 9 LFYC Campers!!

Hey Campers!! Wow! What a fantastic week! You guys stepped up big this week in your faith. You guys did some growing this week and I could not be more proud of you! I saw many of you go from shy and timid to standing on stage and sharing your heart. I saw many of you,…

Let’s Not Go Over This Again

“Does it matter to a man dying in a desert by which choice of route he missed the only well?” –C S Lewis This quote caught my attention on Twitter and reminded me, as a Pastor, that going back over someone’s life’s mistakes isn’t the road to healing. Yes, the past matters in regards to…

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 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, and…