Cut the Crap: Get Transparent

When I went to the Simply Youth Ministry Conference in March, I was stoked.  One of the biggest blessings that I had was being able to meet so many people that I have networked with over the last three years in the ...

Take Care Of Your Body

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 New International Version (NIV) 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought ...

Staying Healthy at Youth Camp

 The past 5 months for me have been a journey to eating healthy and being healthier as a whole! I was at an all-time high in weight, weighing in at 260 lbs. I have made some little changes in my diet and exercise ...

Is It Pruning Time?

This morning my wife mentioned she was going to trim our rose bush in the front yard and bring some of the blooms inside to put in a vase. I asked, “Why not just leave them on the bush so they look awesome in ...

Summertime Blues

Summer is right around the corner, and it is approaching quickly! I love being a part of camps, mission trips, and random outings that can only take place during the summer break. The preparation that is put into ...

How to preach each message to yourself.

What did you preach/teach on last week?   How often do we quickly hammer out a message to give to our midweek program?  How often do we approach a text with an idea in mind?  How often do we preach a message that ...

Soul Care While Looking For A New Ministry Job

As I was looking for my new youth ministry position, I sought out a lot of wise council. I received solid advice about my resume, the right questions to ask, the right websites to look for jobs, and how to leave ...

Youth Ministry Spiritual Growth vs. Numerical Growth | Youth Ministry RoundTable #6

In this episode of the Youth Ministry Roundtable, our contributors discuss the old saying “What you win them with is what you win them to,” the idea that often times it’s easiest to focus on ...