Communicating For A Change ESV Study Bible Gospel Transformation Bible What is one tip you have found to be helpful to writing your messages? Put it in the comment below.
If you’re like me, when you prepare a lesson for youth group, Sunday School, small group, or any other of your youth meetings, you like to have it be as clear and understandable as possible. We never want our students to go home more confused than when they arrived – that would just make us look bad! After all, we’re the person (paid or unpaid) the church is relying on to help… read more
After reading an article by Thom Schultz called Why Church Doesn’t Fit Most People, which was a pretty good read, I decided to write an entry about one of the statistics he used. Thom states that research suggests that only 30% or less of people are Auditory learners, meaning that they way they learn is primarily through listening. As a former education major, I had to learn a lot about all sorts… read more
We’ve been going through a bit of transition with YouthMin.org the last two months as some of the most active contributors have moved to new ministries, had babies, etc. etc. But we’ve also been going through a time of reflecting on what we hope this site does, why it continues to exist, and one of the things we’ve tried to do is figure out our main foundational purposes, things we believe to… read more
One of the things that drives the site managers and contributors at YouthMin.Org is the idea that the standard of ministry that many youth workers hold to needs to change. And we know we are not alone: There are countless articles out there talking about nixing youth ministry as a whole; their arguments include but are not limited to: youth ministry isn’t fitting the needs of our culture anymore, it isn’t growing… read more
We have all been there. You walk off the platform and you just want to get under a rock and pray that everyone will just forget about what you said. You feel embarrassed, stressed, and you hope your Senior Pastor doesn’t hear about it because you think you might get fired if he heard it. No matter what your wife or anyone says, you feel terrible and you just want next week… read more
Here’s a rundown of where we’ve been so far! Part 1 – The Gap In My Ministry. This post looks at how our students respond to questions and how this exposes their grasp (or lack thereof) of the Gospel. Part 2 – Why The Gospel? In part 2, we look at two reasons we as humanity need the Gospel. We seem to be all about the Gospel in today’s church, but why… read more
A few weeks ago, a volunteer and I were having coffee with a student who had recently started coming to the High School ministry I lead over… I knew there was something different about this girl before we met–something I knew was the case when I saw that she had shaved half of the hair on her head off. I was intrigued… who wouldn’t be? That isn’t something you usually see someone… read more