Archive | March, 2009

7 Steps to Bring Change in Student Ministry

In a few weeks we will moving our main middle school program to a Sunday evening overlapping with our main high school program. Primarily, we are trying to be 1) family friendly by giving parents of both middle school and high school, one evening to bring their students. 2) Free up space in our new […]


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Loving Your Wife throughout Ministry…

A few weeks ago my wife and I were at the National Youth Ministry Conference in Columbus Ohio. While I was there, I got the opportunity to ‘hijack’ Tim Schmoyer’s Life In Student Ministry camera… Me and my new buddy ‘Julio’ decided to talk about how we love our wives well in Ministry. Check it […]


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How I Recruit Volunteers

You have likely heard that you can’t do effective ministry as a lone ranger. I feel that it is a given that we should do our best to recruit Godly adults who love God and love students. But, getting leaders is not always easy no matter how long you have been in ministry. However, over […]


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Buying Back Time

Do you have those weeks where you put in a whole bunch of ‘extra’ hours in ministry? Let’s face it, what is ‘extra’? The fact is that there is always more to do. More emails, more calls, more meetings, more planning, more messages to write, etc.  Here’s how I define ‘extra’ in my life:  Extra […]


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What’s Most Important when in gets Messy?

I just got back from NYMC conference on Monday feeling refreshed and very inspired by what I learned and experienced. If you are like me, it’s hard to get away for conferences, vacations, etc, because in the back of my mind I am always wondering what I will be missing and coming back to. Fortunately, […]


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Hilarious Videos Part II – NYMC 2009

Here’s another video from National Youth Ministry Conference.  Just goes to show that us youthworkers can be creative!


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Hilarious Video from NYMC 2009

Check out this video that Josh Griffin just posted over morethandodgeball.com – It is hilarious and captures what youth ministry is often about!!! I will post another one tomorrow… Stay tuned!  Thanks to the guys over at Group and Simply youth ministry we had an incredibly deep and amazingly fun time. This conference keeps me going […]


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Conversation from MY Couch – NYMC 2009

This blog is titled “Conversation from MY Couch” for two reasons: First, one of the taglines I have heard for NYMC is “Conversations from the Couch”, with the idea being that the conference is conversational and connectional. Second, I had to call it “Convesration from MY Couch” since I am now home from the conference. […]


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