Archive | May, 2009

What Susan Boyle Can Teach us about Youth Ministry…

A few weeks ago, this lady from my home country was all over the media with her performance on ‘Britains Got Talent’. Today, once again I was watching this show on itv.com and got to see her make it to the final of this competition.  The premise behind the show is similar to American Idol, […]


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Communicating with Parents Revisited

Following up from last weeks post on promo to students in the Fall, here is a reworked post from a while back. We have made a few changes since then in the way to connect with parents:  It’s not the first thing that most of us youthworkers think about when we are in youth ministry, […]


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Promo for the Fall

These last two weeks I have been looking and planning for the Fall, (yes call me crazy or call me British – I like to plan this far out). In addition, I got an email this week from a good youth ministry friend who was asking how I promote events for the Fall etc. Here […]


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Tips for New and Transitioning Youth Workers

Here’s an interview I did with Tim Schmoyer at the National Youth Ministry Conference back in February. I am constantly having to refocus and remind myself how to keep ministry sustainable, simple and effective. Maybe this is a good reminder for you too?  Tim is a great youth worker has an incredible youth ministry blog […]


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What I am Learning.

So, as many of you know who follow this blog, I am part of a church plant in Southeast Michigan, (well, does 6 years old still class as a church plant)? At Easter we had our first service in our first full time facility that we now own. Up until now, we have rented facilities, […]


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