I’m about three weeks shy of my thirteenth youth-pastoring anniversary. If I’ve learned anything in that time, it’s that when you walk through the doors to your event, you never know what you’re going to get. You see, some weeks I come into the church with all my plans and have a solid picture of […]
Fundraising… the necessary evil of youth ministry. Or at least, it can be seen that way, unless you’ve got some great ideas and annual events that you, and everybody else in your church, look forward to… Valapalooza was one of those events for us. My wife and I planned and hosted this event for almost a […]
Love this live footage of Chris Tomlin and the Passion team singing Martin Smith’s “God’s Great Dance Floor” taken from this year’s Passion event. It brings joy to my heart to see thousands of young adults giving out their praise so unabashedly!
The Youth Cartel featured a pretty awesome video in their “YouTube You Can Use” resource this week. Watch this… Topic: Judging others by what we don’t know about them Bible: 1 Samuel 16:7 Read the discussion, questions, and get some more to chew on here. Oh, and if you haven’t check out the Cartel’s upcoming […]
In January of 2006, a vision took off in the heart of Emerging Leader Network (ELN) student, Josh Hawthorne. Josh was in the midst of a full blown soul-struggle, and it was there that God showed up and gave him a vision for his generation. As Josh shared with his ELN group, Anthem, they rallied around […]
Not to try and skip over Christmas or anything, but if you are looking for a student service idea for the New Year, I’ve got one that I want to share with you from our time as youth pastors at Destiny Foursquare Church. Destiny has a long-standing tradition of doing an event on New Year’s […]