Is Your Youth Ministry A Secret?

  Think about it. Much of our work as youth pastors is done in secret. We plan many of our messages, have meetings, and do youth work in secret. We don’t mean it to be a secret but  it just winds up that way. We’re not trying to hide what we do but inadvertently block…

Why Senior Sunday Saddens Me

Let me preface this post by saying I’ve been at my church for under a year. I understand that you have to jettison a senior class or two within a youth ministry to expunge former philosophies and practices and to import new ones that will grow over time. This fact does not make Senior Sunday…

Help Us Rebuild Alabama

Convoy of Hope and Samaritan’s Purse are just a few of the amazing ministries that have converged on Pleasant Grove and all over Alabama to help out. They supply much needed with relief with food, water, and meals. As with all relief ministries, they commit about 2-3 weeks to an area and then move on…

Until It Happens To You

  When a shift happens in someone’s life, we think, that’s too bad, until it happens to us. When chaos is the current reality of someone’s life, we think, that’s too bad, until it happens to us. Well, it’s happened to me. The stories I once saw on the news of churches being wiped out…