3 Things I Love About My Community Group

When Stephen asked us to host a small group at our house, one week after attending Harbor Mid-City for the first time, we begrudgingly agreed. In fact, when he told us that Harbor was a church consisting of a few community groups… we were skeptical. My faith in small groups had been shaken. I was…… Continue reading 3 Things I Love About My Community Group

Support Holistic Youth Ministry in San Diego

I’m a part of a team at my church trying to figure out how to create a holistic youth ministry right here in San Diego. What exactly is a holistic youth ministry? Well, we don’t know just yet! But our vision is to architect a ministry that is good news to the urban working poor…… Continue reading Support Holistic Youth Ministry in San Diego

The Hook-Up for Youth Group

I was so distracted by convention last week that I failed to really process/understand/comprehend an e-mail I got about our brand new youth ministry. It’s really cool to see people get on board with what we are trying to do. Background: About 6 weeks ago I had lunch with two pastors at Harbor Mid-City. Basically,…… Continue reading The Hook-Up for Youth Group

Back in the Saddle Again

This video expresses a lot of how it felt last night to get back in the youth ministry saddle again. Last night was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to figuring out a whole new way of doing ministry. My biggest observation from last night: These students have a particularly sexualized lexicon. I wasn’t…… Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again

Teaching from a position of exploration

Tonight starts our youth ministry [in a formal sense] at Mid-city. There are a lot of things our team is excited about. I wanted to share one that has captivated me. Traditionally, the teaching in youth ministry is from an authoritative perspective. Whether as a stated or implied goal we teach God’s Word with an…… Continue reading Teaching from a position of exploration

Towards Holistic Youth Ministry

I’ve been blogging the Harbor Mid-City journey as we head towards a launch of student ministry. Up until now in the life cycle of the church plant youth ministry has always been around– part of the DNA– but never emerged as a priority. That’s changing rapidly as the church has formed to the point where…… Continue reading Towards Holistic Youth Ministry