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This past week two of my spiritual mentors died on the same day. I had the privilege of preaching one of their funeral services. One of them led me to Christ and taught me how to preach, the other taught me how to live a genuine Christian life. Both of these men’s influence will continue into eternity because of the…

So be honest: do you think Youth Pastors are Overrated? Do you think they get too much attention in churches today? When I mention Youth Pastors, do youth camp pranks, noisy kids in the sanctuary and the crazy colors they paint youth rooms come to mind? Whatever your reaction may be, perhaps you just don’t get all the fuss over…

As a boy my friends and I would make pretend guns, run across pretend battlefields, fly pretend planes and take pretend casualties. We were children playing a game, totally oblivious to the fact that real soldiers get wounded and die. Perhaps we have lulled ourselves into believing that we have no enemy. I wonder if this might be one of…

There is a change occurring globally necessitating a shift in the youth ministry paradigm for Christendom. Many forward thinking ministries have been addressing this challenge, making adjustments and are in the advanced stages of strategic planning. However others find themselves in dire need of accelerated tutoring in order to catch the concepts. Youth Ministry is experiencing a major shift due…

Every day the twenty-four hour news channels broadcast world events into our homes, vehicles and earphones. The internet is an informational geyser serving as a never ending resource of someone else’s opinions on any given topic. We do not lack today for information: but what about accurate information? Did you ever watch a news broadcast or surf the net and…

There are safer places to serve than in the trenches. Being on the frontlines of the battlefield has never been for the faint of heart. Trench warfare is a high risk/reward scenario that does not hold a great degree of appeal for everyone. So to choose the trenches...that takes vision, dedication and courage! I have just spent a couple of…

If you are like me you try to read as many articles, blogs and books as possible but just cannot catch all of them. “In Case You Missed It” is my way of pointing out a few “reads” that I think are too good to miss. The Baton - Adam McLane "Are you waiting for someone to hand you a…

If you are like me you try to read as many articles, blogs and books as possible but just cannot catch all of them.  “In Case You Missed It” is my way of pointing out a few “reads” that I think are too good to miss.   Young Adults as Youth Ministry Volunteers In a recent edition of Slant33.com, i…

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