25 Things I Would’ve Told Myself Five Years Ago – Part 2

When I originally started writing this post, I only had ten statements that I would’ve told myself. But as I wrote, the list exceeded much more than ten. It soon became fifteen, then twenty, and I’m stopping at twenty-five. Here is the last fifteen of that list: Not everyone does things like you. It is […]

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25 Things I Would’ve Told Myself Five Years Ago – Part 1

January 1, 2018, began my sixth year of ministry. While I am in no way conveying that I am a veteran minister, have it all together, or know everything there is to know about ministry, I have been dealt my fair share of experiences during these last five years. It was during that time that […]

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Discipleship According to Jesus

Jesus was intentional about investing his life into a small group of twelve individuals. Even among larger crowds, the twelve disciples accompanied him throughout his ministry. Some may not realize that Jesus was a Jewish Rabbi. He grew up in the schools of Jewish traditions where he would study under other Rabbis to eventually become […]

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What Are We Working Toward?

In student ministry, it’s all too easy to methodize our ministries for entertainment or for the sake of numbers. If you’ve ever read anything regarding the history of youth ministry, you know that it is a [fairly] new concept. Youth ministry began in the 1930’s and 1940’s with the YoungLife and Youth For Christ movements, […]

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