We All Used To Think This Way, Until…

We thought we were unique, we weren’t We thought we were original, we weren’t We thought we were the first, we weren’t We thought we were going to change everything, we didn’t We thought we had what it took, we didn’t We thought we were equipped for anything, we weren’t We thought we had the best…

How Come No One Told Me?

Growing up… No one told me that I’d be second guessing everything at 49 No one told me it was ok to switch directions. No one told me its was ok to pursue something different. No one told me it was ok to have many dreams, not just one. No one told me that it…

We Do Have A Choice

“One of the consequences of sin is that it makes the sinner pity himself instead of causing him to turn to God. One of the first signs of new life is that the individual takes sides with God against himself.” ― Donald Grey Barnhouse Jesus challenged his disciples: Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever…

3 Tragedies of a Complacent Life

The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities. – Benjamin E. Mays The first tragedy of complacency is regret. No one…

The Best Summer Job Ever!

If you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time you know I love camp, and not just any camp, Life For Youth Camp to be exact. They’re looking for summer counselors and, if you are a youth worker,  I’d like you to consider sharing this post with your college students and graduating seniors…

Audit Your Circle

If you’ve kept up with this blog you know there are a few people I like to quote, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk (where I got audit your circle), etc. and none of them are Christians, let alone Pastors. “So, why do you quote them Paul?” Because they’re saying things in a fresh way that I…

I’m A Youth Pastor First

I have been cranking out quite a bit of content lately and boy is my throat and fingers tired lol. In case you did not know, this is what my schedule kind of looks like in an average week. Up at 6:00 a.m. (most days) Morning Facebook Live Devotion (10-15 minutes) Create a 2-3 videos…

One Too Many Battles Has Led To This

I was thinking about why I’m so touchy lately and this thought came to me. “My armor is broken” I’ve already discussed, in a previous post, that I am in the midst of a period of burnout. This probably means I have some vulnerable spots where sharp words and poison darts can’t at me. Broken…

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