Social media interaction with minors – Where do you draw the line?

I have a column this week on Slant 33 about this very topic. Here’s some sound bytes. Youth ministry is dangerous. It will bring you into temptation. It’ll bring you face to face with your deepest fears and greatest annoyances. It’ll cause you to create policies and break them at the same time. Chances are,…… Continue reading Social media interaction with minors – Where do you draw the line?

5 Excuses For a Lack of Church Growth

Here are things that I hear people use as growth limiters when they talk about the vision and day-to-day action of reaching a community with the Gospel. Budgets – I would do x, y, or z if I had more. More often people talk about too much money in the church being allocated for one…… Continue reading 5 Excuses For a Lack of Church Growth

Realistic Expectations for Church Staff

Most of my adult life I have been on church staff. But the last 13 months I have not worked at a church and it has provided me with a wealth of insights into what I thought people expected out of me versus what I expected out of myself. I think people working at churches…… Continue reading Realistic Expectations for Church Staff