Friday Five: August 26, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: Most days I feel like I live, breathe, eat, and dream youth ministry. It's like that part of my brain never shuts off--which is really good some days, and some days it just wears me out completely. The other day I came home from the office, turned off my phones … Continue reading Friday Five: August 26, 2011

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Getting Started in a New Church

Not too long ago, a friend of mine started a new position in youth ministry, and had posted on Facebook asking for tips, suggestions, and resources. As I get ready to start my new position at Epiphany Lutheran Church this week, I think maybe I ought to be taking some of my own advice. While … Continue reading Getting Started in a New Church

Incarnational Youth Ministry [Part 7]: Engaging Parents

This series is adapted from a paper that I wrote for a youth ministry class in Fall 2010.  Posts in this series will appear on Tuesdays for as long as it takes to get through the content in manageable pieces.  Enjoy! In identifying the importance of parents in the lives of young people, Wayne rice … Continue reading Incarnational Youth Ministry [Part 7]: Engaging Parents