Tag: time management

  • The problem with “We do our own thing”

    The problem with “We do our own thing”

    Maybe it’s just because we’re now publishing curriculum? Or maybe it’s because after 4-5 years of trying I realized that buying curriculum is better than trying to do everything myself? But as I’m out, talking to youth workers, I hear a phrase over and over again when I ask about what they are teaching. “We […]

  • Committee Meetings – A Cartoon

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  • Team Meeting Strategy

    The team meeting. It’s one of those necessary evils of most organizations. No one truly enjoys them┬ábut it’s also critical for teammates to get an idea of where you are at regularly. Whether you are a start-up with 3 employees or a conglomerate with thousands of employees across multiple offices and departments, this is one […]

  • 3.2 steps for dealing with crazy people

    If you serve in ministry than there’s a good chance you have one or two crazy people regularly occupying your time. (I don’t mean mentally ill people, I just mean irrational people who bring undue stress to your daily life.) For example: A homeschooling mom who constantly tells you she doesn’t want her teenage son […]

  • 4 Types of Youth Ministry Teachers

    Teaching is a core competency for youth ministry. If you’re going to make it… you had better be an above average communicator of God’s Word. Titus 1:9 gives a simple description of a ministry overseer that is tough to escape: “He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that […]

  • Holy Travel Schedule Batman

    This is more of a confessional post than anything else. I can feel my travel schedule getting out of control. In 2007, Kristen and I carefully managed our schedule to maximize our time together. It was fantastic spending so much one-on-one time with the love of my life. Then reality struck back. Here’s a quick […]