Count it all joy…It cannot really mean that can it? 5 ways to expand our view of JOY.

We are beginning the journey through the book of James at RCC students and the beginning text says this…count it all joy but it doesn’t always seem like we have a full picture of that idea. JOY!  I know what joy is, or so we think, it is the deep down belief that God is Read more about Count it all joy…It cannot really mean that can it? 5 ways to expand our view of JOY.[…]

Volunteers or Partners. Who are you recruiting?

I need more volunteers.  Sound familiar? This word gives me the cold sweats at night because that is exactly what you do not need…more volunteers. Any organization filled with volunteers will take more effort and energy, will keep quality people away, and will never make the impact you hope for.  Volunteers drain life out of Read more about Volunteers or Partners. Who are you recruiting?[…]

Outsourcing is the Devil. Unless you’re Making McDonalds toys.

Are you acting as an outsource ministry?  This is a great discussion about how youth ministry can quickly become a tool that parents simply farm their kids out to.  It doesn’t feel like new information , but rather an encouragement to check what you are doing and how you’re doing it. Click HERE for the Read more about Outsourcing is the Devil. Unless you’re Making McDonalds toys.[…]

Normalcy Bias: Take the Blinders Off.

Ever wonder what you would do in crisis?  How you would react?  Would you rush to the aid of those in trouble?  Would you stand and watch the flames moving towards you with an utter sense of calm despite impending danger? Though not a natural disaster, there are issues all around our teams that need Read more about Normalcy Bias: Take the Blinders Off.[…]

EFCA Challenge Conference 2012! Whats the scoop?

Every two years the EFCA (Evangelical Free Church of America) gets their students together for an amazing conference.  It feels like many camps, conferences, and seminars bring our students to a place where they can experience God, but my hope for this time is that it reenergizes the vision for ministry both in students and Read more about EFCA Challenge Conference 2012! Whats the scoop?[…]

Where do I go? 3 Results to avoid in this path to understanding Direction.

After spending time with students a common question that continues to come up is where do I go and what do I do? These can potentially be paralyzing questions to your life and future. It can cause you to never move into adulthood and cause a perpetual cycle of wondering if you are making the Read more about Where do I go? 3 Results to avoid in this path to understanding Direction.[…]