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