Plurality in Discernment

Over the past few months I’ve processed some significant life changing stuff. Before I said, “1-2-3 Jump” to joining The Youth Cartel, I forced myself into a discernment process. I knew the Spirit of God was telling me to move. But, in truth, what I was hearing was more clues than it was clear direction. I…… Continue reading Plurality in Discernment

Stop swinging the pendulum

The problem with autonomy in church leadership is group think. Allow me to unpack that a little. It’s early. Maybe you haven’t had your coffee? Autonomy – a self-governing community. Group think – the -practice of approaching problems or issues as matters that are best dealt with by consensus of a group rather than by…… Continue reading Stop swinging the pendulum

My Transition to YouthWorks

On January 1st, 2010 I will become an employee of YouthWorks. Before I talk about YouthWorks I do want to mention some things about Zondervan. A lot of negative things have been said and written (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.) about Zondervan through this process. I want to convey publicly what I told them privately. They…… Continue reading My Transition to YouthWorks