Are You Leading Community?

As part of my last two paid positions (I’m one of those bi-vocational types), I’ve become familiar with numerous community and regional programs and governing bodies. Over time, I’ve become a member of several community coalitions and committees, all with purposes of protecting, nurturing and educating the 0-26 age group. One of the most interesting […]


I’m Not A Babysitter

This past Wednesday I shared a little bit of information with my students about my job and calling. I share it with you today to hopefully help you to further define your calling as a NextGen minister. These are the words I shared as best as I can remember them… I am not a babysitter. I […]


Tell Me Something Good…

Each Sunday, in our middle school service, we have our students break up into small groups and tell each other their highs and lows of the week. “Highs” being the awesome things: friends visiting, passing a test, receiving an award — “lows” being the not-so-great pieces of their week: a fight with a sibling, or  an embarrassing fall during a basketball […]