Archive / December, 2011

Keeping the Stress Level Down

I don’t usually write on Wednesdays. I think we all know why, Wednesday is OUR DAY! It’s our Sunday. It’s our big day. I never write on Wednesdays. I never schedule appointments on Wednesdays. I never go home for lunch on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are hard-scheduled for youth-night work. Usually, I am spending Wednesday queuing up videos, pulling […]

Verna, the 81-year-old Volunteer

Verna Kline is 81 years old. She’s been a youth ministry volunteer for 63 of those years! Watch as Tic Long honors her at this year’s National Youth Workers Convention in Atlanta, GA, and finds out what it’s like to be doing youth ministry as long as she has. Very inspiring… [ht YS]

Keeping Christ in Christ-mas: Part 2

Last week I wrote part 1 of this series and it can be viewed [here]. If you don’t want to read back, here is a little intro for you. About a week ago, my students and I had a discussion night – one where I don’t ‘teach’ in the classic sense but provide them with questionnaires to […]

Kid Rock Cares

I don’t know what’s harder to believe. That Kid Rock is featured more on the country channel than on MTV or that he’s singing a song about caring for the less fortunate. For a lot of us, he was the guy that sang “Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said […]

Take a Santa Pause

So, the Christmas festivities are in full swing (some of you are probably already gearing up for a New Year’s event) and your plans are in place for an amazing new year of ministry. Don’t forget to PAUSE and reflect on all that God has done in the lives of your students, parents, and leaders this year. […]