What to Say When the Youth Pastor Leaves

It’s June. Professional youth ministries most dangerous month. I’ve served in three churches and all the hiring, firing, quitting, and retiring with the youth ministry seems to happen in June. It’s a wicked combination of the end of the school year and for a lot of churches, the end of the budget year. I could…… Continue reading What to Say When the Youth Pastor Leaves

Why do we cut heroes from the budget?

In light of budget cuts all over, I’ve been thinking about those most effected. In my world, youth ministry and childrens ministry seem to be the first things cut at a church. If not first, than high on the list. Maybe in your world, it’s teacher’s. Or firemen/EMT’s. Or frontline customer service people. This isn’t…… Continue reading Why do we cut heroes from the budget?