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Why I'm Against Canned Lessons

In the ministry there is never enough of four things: Time, Money, Storage and Help!  As a time saver it is tempting to turn to pre-made Bible lessons for your teen ministry or class (there is a difference between having a Teen Ministry and a Teen Class, which will be a future topic!).  540 more words


Dear Youth Pastor (Because You Have Gay Students In Your Youth Group)

Dear Youth Pastor,

I get you.
I mean, I totally get you.
I’ve spent nearly the last two decades neck-deep in the loud, stinking, glorious, electrifying trenches of student ministry along with you: 1,481 more words

Christian Culture

David V. Goodwin reblogged this on David V. Goodwin and commented:

I don't know if you all got to read this yet, but this is an important post regarding siblings of ours in our churches. Personally, I see this letter to a youth pastor being just as relevant for a senior pastor.  Youth aren't the only ones in our churches who are afraid to be open about their genders and sexualities.  The church has done a poor job of making the sanctuary safe.  We can do better, church.  I realize I haven't done a great job at showing grace towards the body that raised me, but I really do believe in you.  I see the church like Leslie Knope sees Pawnee, IN. Only, in the end I'm not leaving you for anything. But seriously, read this post:

Youth Intern Reflection

The past few months I got blessed with the opportunity to be a youth intern at my church while our youth director was on maternity leave (Probably aiding in the fact that I’ve been too busy to keep up with the blog). 431 more words

Biblical/Devotional Reflections

Filling Your Spiritual Trophy Case

Every preacher (and Christian for that matter) needs to fill their own spiritual trophy case with victories won through the help of the Almighty God!  Never be satisfied just to preach and teach about how God moved in the lives of the saints of old.  626 more words


The danger when leaders fall into the comparison game.

There we saw the giants ( the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” (‭Numbers‬ ‭13‬:‭33‬ NKJV) 210 more words