The Drowning Moment

There’s a reason everyone doesn’t jump out of a boat like Peter did, the fear of drowning. We fear jumping from what is comfortable and safe to something dangerous. Yes, Jesus is on the water, but we wonder if we can make it all the way to him without almost drowning. The answer is no,…

Stand In Your Moment

“My 30 minutes of writing is where I join hands with the millions of others (authors) who came before me, to put my work into the world like those who came before them” – Tim Grahl I heard Tim say this at a conference. It brought such a sense of solidarity to my effort and…

How Can The Church Make A Difference In The Community: Three Keys

I attended the TRIBE conference this past weekend, hosted by Jeff Goins, and a speaker used an illustration I had heard before. He began with, “What is the the most valuable land in the world?” Several possible answers included the oil rich lands of Saudi Arabia, the gold mines of South Africa, the real estate…

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…

To The Very End

I think I found the quote I want on my tombstone “To the very end” What do you do, consistently? Is it important? Valuable? Generous? Does it bless others? Does it encourage? Most importantly,  is it worth doing all the way the end? I want to Love to the very end Follow to the very end Lead…

Is This My Last Mission Trip?

I’m sitting in a motel room in  Montgomery, Al. waiting to go to sleep before my trip to Panama tomorrow. Since I am retiring from full time youth pastoring, I started to wonder if this would be my last mission trip. I think this might be my last mission trip of this kind. By this…

Submerged:How Deep Is Your Youth Ministry?

Would you like to find out how deep your youth ministry is when it comes to disciple making? Submerged Sessions are meant to show you and your students where everyone is at tin the pool. It will show you who's in the shallow end, waist deep, neck deep and submerged/ More importantly, it lays out a process for how to get you kids from the kiddie pool to the deep end of faith. 

Lessons include 

  • messages and slides
  • pool simulation/illustration instructions
  • graphics