How Important is Reading and Re-reading the Bible?

Heard a story the other day. Meant to be inspirational and hilarious- instead, made me realize that a desire to open God’s book might be becoming a lost art. The man told me he was invited to speak to his “Sunday school” and he told me this story of his opening line to the group, Read more about How Important is Reading and Re-reading the Bible?[…]

7 Causes of Burnout and How to Battle It

Burnout is nature’s way of telling you, you’ve been going through the motions, your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system.” Sam Keen Being a dedicated leader of something can be overwhelming, stressful and draining at times. And this time Read more about 7 Causes of Burnout and How to Battle It[…]

5 Lessons about Leading Jr High Ministry

The magical years of jr high and the incredible task of trying to herd them.   Its like herding cats.  They are crazy and will wear their emotions on their sleeve with the ups and downs of jr high relationships, parental issues, and self in security problems.  Here are five keys I learned while leading Jr Read more about 5 Lessons about Leading Jr High Ministry[…]

3 keys to perseverance in Student Ministry Leadership

It seems that there is a shelf life for many pastors who are reaching out to students.  A few reasons could be they see youth ministry as an entry-level church position, they found out they don’t really like students, or third, they simply got burned out.  Ministry to students on campus and schools can be Read more about 3 keys to perseverance in Student Ministry Leadership[…]

Afterward. John 13:36

One word.  Should we make a big deal of it?  It depends what the word context means to you. 36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.” What is this afterward that Jesus is talking about?  Read more about Afterward. John 13:36[…]