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A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR PARTNERING WITH PARENTS

It’s been a long time since I posted… It’s been a busy ministry and family season…  While I love to write and inspire others, it’s been imperative that I take time to pour myself into my ministry and family and keep focused… I am seeing the season change and with that said, I was able […]


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Is This Thing Killing Your Productivity?

So, this is my scenario: I’m fifteen minutes into my ministry workday, I’m sitting in my office, and I am just getting into the groove of a project that has been hanging over me for a couple weeks, when… Ding! Buzz! Ding!  Simultaneously, I hear an email notification from my laptop, my phone buzzes in […]


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SYMC 2016 – Real World Family Ministry

This weekend I have been at The Simply Youth Ministry Conference in Chicago, IL. It’s been a great weekend so far and I have been so encouraged by the conversations, new connections, and inspiring worship and teaching. In addition, I have had the privilege to invest in and encourage youth and family ministry workers as they seek […]


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D6: Reaching and Equipping Disengaged Parents

Today was my last day at The D6 Conference in Louisville, KY. It’s been a great experience and I have enjoyed meeting some incredible people from all over the country. D6 is a fabulous conference full of inspiring and challenging general sessions, along with some highly practical and essential breakouts. I was privileged to lead a […]


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D6: Family First – It Starts with You!

This week I have been hanging out with some great people at the D6 Conference in Louisville, KY. It’s an incredible event and is packed full of great general sessions, workshops, and an brilliant community of people. It’s been great to be here. One of the breakouts I led was titled Family First – It Starts […]


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[Podcast] ★ How to Team Up With Parents! ★

Last week I had the privilege to speak to my friend and youth ministry blogger Terrace Crawford about my book Team Up! The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering with Parents. His podcast This Week in Youth Ministry is quickly becoming one of the most listened to youth ministry podcasts. I appreciated the opportunity to talk about my vision […]


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7 Keys to Influencing Church Leadership to Partner with Parents

You’ve likely heard it said that our time with kids and students is getting shorter in an increasingly busy extra curricular culture. Parents however, still have the greatest influence with their kids, While what we do on a Sunday or midweek program is vital, it’s imperative that we make a shift in our time and […]


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4 Healthy Defaults for Balancing Family and Ministry – Part 4

In this series of posts,  I have talked about the importance of seeking out a vision for family and ministry, while also establishing healthy defaults as we seek greater balance. Although balancing family is often a moving target, it doesn’t mean we should not aim to establish healthy patterns and systems in our family life. So far in this […]


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4 Healthy Defaults for Balancing Family and Ministry – Part 3

In my first post in this series I talked about the importance of seeking out a vision for our own family while we journey through ministry together. So often we are quick to craft vision statements and values for our churches, yet we neglect to have a God-given vision for our own family. If you are […]


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4 Healthy Defaults for Balancing Family and Ministry – Part 2

In a previous post I talked about the importance discovering a new vision for balancing family and ministry. Ultimately, trying to find balance often feels like a moving target, so it’s essential that our family has a clear God-given vision of what is needed for the long haul. While finding balance is a moving target […]


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