Category Archives: Youth Ministry

Making the Christian Stuff Fun and the Fun Stuff Christian Part 2: No Boffo the Clowns!

Welcome back … or should I welcome myself back? It has been a while but I’m back and ready to rumble. When I was a kid I had the pleasure of growing up in Phoenix Arizona. Now you probably know … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy in Youth Ministry: Get Outta Here!

Rule 1: Run a ministry that fires you up rather than wears you out Rule 2: God is in control—don’t be a control freak Rule 3: Work for a good boss Rule 4: Get some sleep Rule 5: Get outta … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy in Youth Ministry: Get Some Sleep!

Rule 1: Run a ministry that fires you up rather than wears you out Rule 2: God is in control—don’t be a control freak Rule 3: Work for a good boss Rule 4: Get some sleep Do you remember that … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy in Youth Ministry: Work for a good boss

Rule 1: Run a ministry that fires you up rather than wears you out Rule 2: God is in control—don’t be a control freak Rule 3: Work for a good boss Each of us must work either under, or alongside, … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy in Youth Ministry: God is in control!

Ministry is exhausting. It can crush your bones, numb your mind and suck every ounce of emotional energy from your spirit. Ministry is so very exhausting for three simple reasons: 1. You are working with people. People who, like yourself … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy in Youth Ministry Part 1: Run a Ministry that Fires Up Rather than Wears You Out!

[Well it’s been awhile and it is time to get back into the swing of things as my self imposed exile from writing is over so hold onto your hats. Here we go!] A few weeks back I gave a … Continue reading

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Starting Out 4: If you want to end up with a temple, don’t begin with a beach house!

I need to tell you from the outset that I’m a hopeless carpenter. I don’t know if it was my propensity for bumping my head as a child that caused some synapse malfunction or merely some faulty DNA, but my … Continue reading

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