Quick Bio of Adam McLane:

Adam McLane is a Partner at The Youth Cartel and Principal at McLane Creative.

Kristen and Adam live in the San Diego neighborhood of Rolando with their three children.

Deeper Tracks

I grew up in South Bend, Indiana. I’m a lifelong Notre Dame fan and a proud graduate of Clay High School. After high school, I moved to the Chicago area for college (and stuff) before our family moved to Northern California, then the suburbs of Detroit, and now to San Diego.

5 Church-y Posts to Get to Know Adam

  1. A Dare for Pastors
  2. 3 Lies of Church Growth Experts
  3. 10 Ways Your Church Can Be Good News to its Neighborhood
  4. The Personal Preference Sin
  5. Boring Old Church

5 Social Media Posts to Get to Know Adam

  1. Why you should delete Snapchat
  2. Should I be concerned about
  3. Seven iOS7 Hacks for Parents
  4. In social media you are the product
  5. Blogging 101: 5 Things to Do Before You Start a Blog

Contact Adam

I love connecting with blog readers.

Besides follow-up to blog posts, I am available for rent. You can hire me to speak, train, consult, write, or do design/development work via The Youth Cartel.

Click here to go to the contact page.

Partner, The Youth Cartel
Principal Creative, McLane Creative

B.A. in Youth Ministry, Moody Bible Institute
M.A. in Youth Ministry Leadership, Huntington University (I didn’t finish, but I learned a lot)

Published Writing

Tuning In

Good News in the Neighborhood: A 6-Week Curriculum for Groups

A Parents Guide to Understanding Social Media

Youth Worker Book of Hope, contributor

The Journal of Student Ministries, numerous articles

Youth Worker Journal, articles & advisory board member

Immerse Journal, numerous articles

Youth Specialties, numerous articles

Recent Media Mentions

6 replies on “Bio”

[…] Adam McLane, a Partner at The Youth Cartel and Principal at McLane Creative, recently blogged about two things  youth ministers needs to consider in order to retain their current employment: metrics/measurables and donor relations.  Speaking bluntly he suggests that by managing these two areas well one can eliminate “90% of the reasons my friends have gotten fired.” […]

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Good to see ur blog and read about you and co.
My outfits designs and prints the weekly bulletins for a few Churches and I think you and ur blog will be resourceful as we have children’s page in afew too.
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St. Peter’s Memories

[…] His professor, Dr. Mike McDuffee gave him an “A.” His encouragement to keep going was really what got Adam started on this path of building relationships online, something he continues today. On his bio page, he states, “I love connecting with blog readers.” He also states that is avaiable for rent. […]