The purpose of waiting for Marriage

We’re talking this upcoming week in our Youth Ministry about waiting, which includes setting boundaries. I know many of you have probably already seen this video, but it’s still great, and we’ll be showing it to lead into the message.

C.S. Lewis shares his thoughts on Masturbation

C.S. Lewis is a man who’s writings have had a profound impact on my life. It was after seeing a one-man play of “C.S. Lewis live on stage” many years ago that my love for reading returned with vengeance after my apathetic High School years, and I’ve been a collector of his books and writings…

Cherish your spouse

I remember having a conversation with my wife a few months after we were married that hurt. She had been hurt by something I posted on Facebook that painted her in a bad light, and I was hurt because that hadn’t been my intention at all. But then, what had my intention been in the first…

How To Do Ministry and Still Have Time for Family

Everyone has heard and probably stated some form of the flippant saying, “I do not have time for this or that. I want to do it, but I just can’t.” I myself had said that very idea a couple of months ago when I was justifying putting camp plans together at the cost of my…

6 Ways to Have a Great Vacation

In my last post, I discussed three ways you can fight off the “Summertime Blues.”  I’m currently dealing with the blues, but this time around I was smart and planned ahead to take a vacation, which starts next week! I’m really excited about this; and of course, I’m making all the preparations for everything to…

Balancing Family and Ministry

I am a busy person.  So is my wife.  So are you.  To be honest, I don’t know if I have ever met a person who isn’t busy, running from one thing to the next, trying to stay sane in the process.  And living a life of ministry doesn’t make it any easier – meetings,…

Pregnancy in Youth Ministry

Pregnancy in youth ministry:  Nope, I am not talking about your teenagers, I am talking about your ministers.  Starting a family is an intimidating thought to begin with, but trying to balance it with ministry is even more difficult.  Imagine being a woman in ministry: having to deal with morning sickness in Sunday School, the…

Guard Your Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  -Proverbs 4:23 “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” -1 Timothy 4:16 The Word of God is clear – God requires holiness, integrity, and virtue of His people. …