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November 2014: Youth Pastors in the News


Here’s a list of headlines from the month of November for the Google News search term, “Youth Pastor.” I’ve deleted multiple links to the same instance. 11/30/14 Beachy named new pastor at Centreville church – Sturgis Journal – MI 11/20/14 Queens Youth Ministry Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl – WABC-TV -NY 11/19/14 Arsonists Burn Down Their Former Youth Pastor’s […]

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How to Lead Young


I got my first “real job” when I was 21. After Kristen and I got married in June 1997 the big boss at my company called me one day. “Adam, we’re going to post a job today supervising your area. I want you to apply for it because I want to hire you.” A couple weeks […]

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An Ode to the Cranberry


Thanksgiving season is upon us. And with Thanksgiving arrives one of my favorite foods. The Cranberry. Discovered in 1924 by Joseph Cran, the cranberry is useful for many things. It is delicious. It is tasty. It is tart. It is good mixed with various other fruits. It floats. It is from heaven. It’s amazing canned shape […]

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It’s About Measurables

Let's Talk Measurables

“Ministry isn’t about numbers.” There’s some truth to this. But it’s also a cliche. It’s a mischaracterization of reality that is absolutely killing youth ministry. You can’t read the book of Acts and say… “Yeah, it’s not about numbers.” You can’t check your belief about hell and conclude, “It’s not about numbers.” You can’t check […]

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Yik Yak Threats Are a Bad Idea


CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8 [Link to the above video – I appear in a phone interview talking about the situation at Torrey Pines High School and Yik Yak, in general.] Yik Yak has a problem. The harder they try to market themselves as an app for college […]

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