The 7 Expectations Every Youth Pastor Has To Meet

I am going to guess that you have not reached point where you do not care about expectation. You do not have the clout or the cash to say, “I don’t care what you think”. Which means you’re middle management. You care about what the people above you think, what the people below you think…

Healthy Ministers Part 2: Dealing With Emotional Attachments To Our Hurts

Yesterday I shared some thoughts on staying emotionally healthy in ministry and today I want to share¬† where most of my emotional upheaval comes from in one word: Expectations Ministry and the church, unlike a corporation, comes with some non-negotiable values built into it that you expect people to embrace. Corporations do not ask you…

Don’t Take It Personally

You know if someone leads with the words, “Don’t take it personally, but” you are about to be offended. Many of us take our youth work very seriously. Sometimes too seriously. We work hard at these things like peaching, programming and relationship building, and we don’t like to be challenged. We don’t make widgets.¬†Widgets are…