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…… Continue reading The problem with “We do our own thing”

Team Meeting Strategy

The team meeting. It’s one of those necessary evils of most organizations. No one truly enjoys them but 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…… Continue reading Team Meeting Strategy

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…… Continue reading 3.2 steps for dealing with crazy people

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…… Continue reading 4 Types of Youth Ministry Teachers

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…… Continue reading Holy Travel Schedule Batman