5 Easy Excuses for sub-par Youth Ministry


One of the lies that is easy to buy into, particularly for new Youth Pastors in small towns, is that our ministries are not as effective as others. I mean, this past week, my dad sent me the video his youth pastor made at their church for their Student Ministries Promo, and man, it made […]

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When it’s no longer any fun


Being in Ministry can be rough. I initially started this post out as being a Youth Pastor is tough, but having grown up the son of a Pastor and a brother of a Missionary, Youth Pastor, Children’s Pastor, and someone very active in leadership with MOPS, I know that its not just Youth Ministry that […]

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Big Church Envy


If you ever have a disagreement with someone and you want to win, just call them prideful. It’s flawless, because from that point on, anything they say is just their pride swelling up. As long as your the first person to play the pride card, you win, every time. So say your having a disagreement […]

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Being all alone in Youth Ministry Part 2 – Boundaries


Last week I touched on Loneliness being one of the negatives of being the only person working with your youth ministry. Today’s danger is much like last weeks in the sense that every Youth Pastor/Leader needs to be aware of it, but its especially true in smaller towns where you are the only one working […]

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Weekend in Review Volume #6


Series: He Said What? A look at the words of Jesus Christ, wk. w Sermon in a sentence: The key to friendships/relationships that last is to Love Differently, Love Unconditionally, and Love out Loud Understandable Message: We all long for deeper friendships, but sometimes we aren’t aware that friendships take work, they don’t just happen. […]

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Youth Room Atmosphere


So I know that I wrote on what makes a youth room, and discussed how really it has nothing to do with the atmosphere but more so to do with the Leaders, but that doesn’t necessarily mean atmosphere should be an after thought. All that to say, we are repainting our youth room. I like […]

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My dad


This post will probably not get me any traffic, but I dont care. Im not in it for traffic, I blog because it sharpens me as a leader. And I know my dad most likely wont ever see this, because he never visits my site. But I dont care, because I’m not writing it to […]

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Orange Conference is less than a month away!


I can’t freaking wait. I know I am supposed to be a Southern Baptist because I work at a Southern Baptist church, and we aren’t supposed to say the word freaking, but I have been looking forward to the Orange Conference for forever it feels like. This is THE premiere Church Leaders conference this year, […]

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Weekend in Review volume #5


Series: He Said What? A look at the words of Jesus Christ, wk. 2 Sermon in a sentence: Christ offers us full life in him, we can be fully satisfied in Christ Understandable Message: John 10:10 tells us that the thief comes in the night to steal & kill & destroy, but that Christ came […]

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