Our Jr. High team has been having some fun the last several weeks making stupid video openers for our service, here’s one we did this past week pitting me verse one of our college leaders.
I discovered CrossFit in May 2015. I was an avid runner, pounding out mile after mile every week, which led to an ankle tendon injury. My doctor told me that I could still be active, but he did not want me running the heavy miles I had become accustomed to. My wife invited me to try CrossFit, which she had been doing for almost a year. I wasn’t going to stop eating… read more
So you decided to take the plunge and transition out of student ministry? Great! God is going to do some great things in you and through you as you move into this new phase of your life. Yet, there’s an issue. In order to leave student ministry, you have to leave your church, which means you’ll have to uproot your family to start this new position. Just thinking about moving makes me… read more
You’ve heard it said. I’ve heard it said. It’s been said to you. We’ve asked it ourselves every now and then. Even search teams talk about it. The million dollar question that makes every youth pastor want to roll their eyes – “Aren’t you a little old to be a youth pastor?” For some odd reason this question seems to get asked more than once when you hit your thirties. Like you,… read more
Every day, my phone and laptop are inundated with notifications from Facebook. Before you think “Wow, he must be a really popular guy,” let me clarify. I have the privilege of being one of the group administrators for the YouthMin.org Facebook group, a gaggle of 4685 youth ministers and leaders (currently) from all over the world seeking advice, resources, and encouragement online. For the past two years, I have seen countless reasons why… read more