Archive / March, 2013

Meet Cash Hollistah #cashmob

Cash Hollistah is a hip hop artist from Salina, Kansas, that has some background connections with our Foursquare family. We’d like to introduce you to him, his music, ministry, and his story. So we asked him a few questions… Where are you from and how did you get into and start performing rap music? I’m […]

An Open Letter: To the Boys Who Are Interested In My Daughters

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: It was a couple years ago now that I first had to deal with the reality that I’m a father of four beautiful girls who will, no doubt, be pursued relentlessly by the opposite sex. One of my girls got off the schoolbus that day with a smirk on her […]

The Power of the Cross: Hosting Student-led Good Friday Services

I’ve always connected with the emotions and power of the Cross. From our first year in youth ministry, Deanna and I decided that we wanted to do our best to connect our students with that — in a very real and potent way. It’s with that in mind that we approached our lead pastors about […]

She’s Drunk… What Should I Do?

Hat tip to Carlos Whittaker for this find. Watch this quick video. It’s hit 1 million views in 3 days… Carlos says on his site, “When I first saw this I thought, ‘Bravo. Very Well Done.’ And then I wanted to vomit that this video even had to be made.” This could be a good discussion opener […]

DATING: Trouble When You Walked In

I’m using a great dating discussion I found over at The Source For Youth Ministry at this weekend’s youth service at New Life. It’s features Taylor Swift’s song, “I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In”… Maybe you’d like to file it away and use it, too. You can access it for free here!

Where Teenagers Have a Voice

You are gonna want to chew on this and then show it to your student ministry volunteer team, too. We suggest leading a discussion on it. Great material from the Youth Cartel’s recent Summit… Every talk from the 2012 Summit is now available for immediate purchase and download. Think “TED talks” for youth ministry. Go […]

Adam Bradley and The Adventures of a Stay-At-Home Dad

I want to introduce you to a young leader in the Gateway District that is doing lots of cool things. His name is Adam Bradley… You can find out all about his ministry and crafts at He’s an all-around gifted guy. I met Adam briefly last fall as I was traveling through the district. We met […]