Make Something Beautiful

It’s a been strange week and by strange, I mean God was up to something. Earlier in the week I was writing this article about how it’s really the students and volunteers who build the culture of the youth ministry. I was overwhelmed with gratitude and decided to post a short thank you, on Facebook,…

Beyond Leadership: How Volunteers and Students Forge a Winning Youth Ministry Culture

In the heart of every successful team, beyond carefully crafted plays and honed skills, lies a beating pulse – the team culture. While coaches set the stage with structure and game plans, it’s the players who breathe life into the locker room, shaping the atmosphere that can elevate or undermine performance. As former NFL center…

A Biblical Roadmap To Clarity

What do you do when you don’t know which way to go? Which job to take? Who to date/marry? Which college to attend? Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5,6 Attaining your…

Making Discouragement Tap Out

Moment of honesty. I am writing this because I am in the octagon with discouragement right now, and he’s known for cheating. The questions is, who will tap out first. Discouragement in teenagers is not much different from  discouragement in adults; it’s simply amplified. Teens can become discouraged because they:  – Don’t have as many…

How To Slay Your Giants

I went to a conference for entrepreneurs called The Thing, in Nashville and I took a lot of notes. The forthcoming posts are my way of unpacking these notes and give insight to the pivot I feel is coming. Terry Weaver, the founder of The Thing, spoke first and he said says “You have to…

I am many and one

I went to a 2 day entrepreneur conference called The Thing and will be sharing some thoughts over the next few weeks which I will call The Thing: Unpacked. Jeff Goins shared a quote from Anne Lamott, “I am all the ages I have ever been”. This is very true of me I’m still the…

Four Reasons You Are Where You Are

“Why am I where I am?” Have you ever asked yourself that? I have, more times than I can count.  The question might pertain to life or career or your place in a club or organization.  On my way to church I came up with four possibilities, although there are more. Lack of effort Not…

Crafty Gifts For Christian Grads

This article, as well as  graduation forms graduation gift ideas graduation service sample and graduation song suggestions (over 40) Are a part of Launching Well: Graduating Your Senior Class In Style resource. If you are not subscribed to the Youth Ministry Round Up newsletter, subscribe now and receive all these graduation resources. My wife gave a metal impression kit…