A Season of Evaluation

Evaluation. It's an important part of what we do in Youth Ministry, and yet it is often one of the most easily overlooked and overshadowed tasks of the job. It's so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of programming and running from this event to that meeting to another program and … Continue reading A Season of Evaluation


Friday Five: October 7, 2011

Some random thoughts from this week. It's tough to run somebody else's formerly successful program with any degree of success. Sometimes the best thing we can do is to let something that has run its course die for a while so that new life can come from its ashes and dust. We've made some tough … Continue reading Friday Five: October 7, 2011

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