Viva la Cartel! After three amazing years of working at Youth Specialties, it’s with a crazy concoction of sadness and excitement, that I’m sharing today that I’m leaving Youth Specialties to start a new venture. It’s impossible to put into words the emotions I felt just now as I wrote, then again as I rewrote, and over…… Continue reading Viva la Cartel!

How do we get to Youth Ministry 3.0?

I’ve been wrestling with the concepts of Marko’s book, Youth Ministry 3.0 for a long time. Actually, before I worked a YS I had been going through a prolonged set of discussions at Romeo saying in a thousand different ways… What I’m doing isn’t working anymore. The problem was simple. I was trained and experienced…… Continue reading How do we get to Youth Ministry 3.0?

Cutting Edge Amish

This morning I was reading a little of Marko’s upcoming book, Youth Ministry 3.0, and one of the early chapters made me think of the Amish. Maybe the Amish have had the solution for a long time? My hypothesis is simple. Since adolescence is a cultural phenomenon and the church is called to create culture…… Continue reading Cutting Edge Amish

Marko busted: The Pinnacle of Loserocity

If you’re in youth ministry, you know Marko. He’s the President of Youth Specialties and an all around fun guy. This spring he challenged youth workers to join him in a contest they created called, “Are you a bigger loser than Marko?” It’s a take-off on the hit show… and a bunch of people did…… Continue reading Marko busted: The Pinnacle of Loserocity