This is part 3 in a 3 part series. For full context of the discussion, please read parts 1 and 2. Two Fridays ago, when I started writing this series, to be honest, I was a little upset. I didn’t want to start by writing about taking ownership and then about empathy. I wanted to […]
Hahaha! Too funny. Apple has the “Genius Bar”. Why can’t the church have a “Smart Bar”? Best line: “Let me see if I can find the right words here. Ummm… NO!”
HOW <NOT> TO BE A NEXTGEN PASTOR/LEADER: Never grow up. Responsibility? Safety? Schedules? Communication? Respect? Rules? Pranking? If your goal is to try to be like one of the teenagers, I’d be concerned about the health of your group for a variety of reasons. Make sure that your self worth and security is based on […]
Over the years, I’ve appreciated Mark Matlock’s “Wisdom On” series of books. He’s got a gift for making truth plain and relevant for the next generation. Going into October, I wanted to highlight some excerpts from his Invert book, “Don’t Buy the Lie”, a book written to students about the supernatural — what the Bible […]
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Last week we began this series that will hopefully do one of two things: it will either empower you to get closer to your students or it will remind you why it is important to do so. Last week we looked at what I believe is the first step to really building relationships with your […]
If you haven’t stumbled upon the Youth Pastor Memes Facebook Page, you should stop by for a few Friday guffaws. Here’s a few of our faves so far (click images for full view gallery)… Submit your own, too! And when are the children’s and young adult pastors gonna get their own page?!
As a father of four beautiful girls, sometimes I feel like I want to lock them up in a tower a la Rapunzel and throw away the key – only allowing outside access to the world under my terms. I know that I can’t do that and to do so would be foolish. Just like […]