For families living in the City of San Diego, today marks the opening for the School Choice application. Here’s why school choice matters, especially for the poor. What is School Choice? It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. School Choice allows families to decide each year if their children are best served by their…… Continue reading School Choice Matters
Here’s 5 ideas that are outside of the norm for youth group. (Nothing wrong with traditional youth group, just sharing ideas.) My hope is that these ideas will spark you to create programs that your community actually needs as opposed to building your ministry purely on a combination of felt need & what you experienced…… Continue reading 4 Outside of the Box Program Ideas for Youth Ministry
http://youtu.be/S02KOlw7dlA ht to Bob Carlton
Then how are you measuring what people are learning? As a youth worker I’m always aware of leakage in my teaching. That is, the difference between what I am teaching and what learners are learning. There is a naughty little educational word called “retention” we need to deal with. If there isn’t, what is the…… Continue reading If Sunday morning is about teaching…
A youth worker in Minnesota asked me to share my definition of worship with her as part of a lesson she’s preparing for her youth group. I thought it’d be fun to post my response to her (with her permission) for a couple of reasons. I hadn’t thought about it like this before. I like…… Continue reading What is worship?
This is Pastor Wilnord. We got to know Wilnard and his ministry while in Carrefour last month. If you are interested in helping fund the school in Wilnard’s church or perhaps your church (Or a group of Christian educators, or any combination) is interested in adopting this school to help pay the teachers, provide uniforms…… Continue reading Help Haiti: Education
Children were not always worshipped as the gods of the American family. In part three of this series, lets examine the effects of the Baby-god myth on parents and teenagers. You can catch-up by reading part one & two. School vs. Work In fact, for most of our nations history we didn’t keep track of…… Continue reading Baby-god Myth: Part three
It’s becoming increasingly popular in large churches for pastoral staff positions to be filled with people trained in business skills and not ministry skills. (i.e. They’ve got the title “pastor” and all the perks that go with it, without going to Bible College or Seminary.) Let me know what you think about that trend. Vote…… Continue reading Should pastors be formally educated?
This is one of those urban legends I’ve heard a lot of since moving to California. And I have to admit, this is one of those things that people in the Midwest say about California that drives me a little batty. California is a blue state. That is true. I am not a political historian…… Continue reading All Californians are Liberals