52X7: Phase Two Summary {FOCUS.}

You  may remember that at the start of this year, I jumped head first into a fresh look at goals and resolutions called 52x7 thanks to inspiration from one of my favorite bloggers, Jon Acuff. The plan was pretty simple: 365 days breaks down pretty nicely into seven 52-day chunks, and anyone can do anything for 52 … Continue reading 52X7: Phase Two Summary {FOCUS.}

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Information Overload: Your Key Knowledge Areas

This is the second post in a four part series on information overload loosely based on some takeaways from the book Surviving Information Overload by Kevin A. Miller (Zondervan, 2004). You can read Part I here. I recently finished reading this book, ironically, from the screen of my brand new Amazon Kindle while also in the midst of reading … Continue reading Information Overload: Your Key Knowledge Areas

Friday Five: July 1, 2011

Since I'm currently smack dab in the middle of Spoke Folk Massachusetts 2011, and in the middle of a stretch of four weeks involving three different youth ministry related trips and camps, here's a list of random thoughts about Summer Youth Ministry in lieu of a regular Friday Five post. Summer trips and camps rarely … Continue reading Friday Five: July 1, 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

Transitional Leadership for Youth Ministry: Setting Up Systems for Success

We're getting ready for one of the biggest fundraisers since I began serving in ministry at Parma Lutheran Church. This Saturday, we're hosting a Pasta Dinner & Chinese Auction that we're hoping will bring in a significant amount of money to go toward's the kid's attendance at the 2012 ELCA National Youth Gathering in New … Continue reading Transitional Leadership for Youth Ministry: Setting Up Systems for Success