When the Hearts of the Young are Broken

I've been spending a lot of time lately processing through the fragile nature of relationships with young people.  Youth ministry is all about relationships. (If my stance on that hasn't become clear on my previous series on Incarnational Youth Ministry, then maybe this post will clear it up.)  Relationships with young people are built on … Continue reading When the Hearts of the Young are Broken

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Incarnational Youth Ministry [Part 8]: Conclusion

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! Read the rest of the series here:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part … Continue reading Incarnational Youth Ministry [Part 8]: Conclusion

Overheard in a Coffee Shop [Part 1]

I have a feeling that with the amount of time I spend sipping mochas over at our local Caribou Coffee, this could easily turn into a regular topic of discussion.  Its amazing the different kinds of people that you can encounter, and the variety of things you can overhear when spending a few hours in … Continue reading Overheard in a Coffee Shop [Part 1]