Why your Youth Ministry should be more like Apple

One of the things I love about Apple, that I believe (because they tell me this to be true) makes their products that much superior, is their patience. They have plenty of ideas for things that could make the iPhone or iPad better, but they don’t rush the product, and until they can make that…

Turning ideas into plans #leadingup

Last week, I was having a conversation with a fellow Youth Pastor and he said something that made me laugh and cringe at the same time. It’s an experience that every Youth Pastor has faced at some point, but the times when a church member hears about one thing going on for teens within 100…

The dilemma of going to a Youth Ministry Conference

Odds are, you aren’t on staff at a mega-church that puts on mega-conferences on a yearly basis. Odds are you aren’t on the speaking circuit, traveling from city to city speaking to other Youth Pastors on how they can improve their Youth Ministries. And odds are that you don’t go to conferences just for the…

Apple, Samsung, and the Church

As you have probably already read, Apple won their court battle against Samsung Electronics. Samsung was ordered to pay Apple over 1 billion dollars. After all the media reports and tech articles, I don’t blame anyone if they got lost in the shuffle. The jury even had over 20 pages to work through because the…

Short Term Mission Trips

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about Short Term Mission Trips, and I just returned recently from one to Wimauma, FL , and it was probably one of the best trips my youth group has ever been on. After I having read post after post about some of the issues with short term mission trips, and considering…