Five Indoor Messy Games Tips- Messy Games are a staple of youth ministry, right up there with lock-ins and Mountain Dew. But does it mean we have to ditch the mess and sit quietly instead when the weather is uncooperative? No! Messy Games are huge, gross spectacles outside, but you can scale them to fit […]
On Thursday, December 2, the world lost a giant in youth ministry. Mel Walker was a mentor, friend, and surrogate uncle to me. He was always willing to talk, pray, and guide me through the path of personal and ministry life. We spoke regularly about the future of youth ministry. I can honestly say, I […]
Youth ministry can be one of the most amazing and rewarding jobs, but it can also be one of the most draining and exhausting. Make sure you continue to take time to recharge, refresh, and relax.
Getting it right, effective youth ministry teaching, the task of teaching the Bible is daunting when you think about it. Not only do you have to stand in front of people and present. You have to do so and get what God said right(!) even though everyone listening already has a preconceived notion about what […]
If you are anything like me, you got into ministry for the steady diet of greasy pizza and Mountain Dew. But, as the Bible tells us, we cannot live on pizza alone (I think that’s the King James version if you can’t find it in your Bible). Too often, we find our health is the […]
Yep, you read that right. I’m a pastor, and I’m encouraging you to shut down ministry. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not encouraging you to STAY shut down, but if you don’t shut down at some point, you’re setting yourself up for a spiritual desert. God never intended for you to keep going and going […]