Thank you, Mr. Long

“Well, I’m in if you’re in.” That was the phrase that began my next season at Youth Specialties. Back in December 2009 I’d been offered the opportunity to stay on with YS after the purchase by YouthWorks. Tic and I exchanged a couple phone calls and texts… and I remember saying to him playfully, “Well,…… Continue reading Thank you, Mr. Long

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

Longitudinal Youth Ministry

There is something so cheap about a program that graduates students. Maybe it’s just that I don’t like to let go? Or maybe it’s just that I can’t reconcile the theological ramifications of shoving a copy of My Utmost for His Highest in a kids hands and saying, “Thanks for the memories. Have a nice…… Continue reading Longitudinal Youth Ministry