I’ve had this idea for a while about offering internships in our student ministry, with a bit of a twist. My twists sometimes freak people out, but ride this tornado with me for a minute… I’ve had a few college students work with me to fulfill internship requirements for graduation and those times have been [...]
This week we are doing VBS at our church and I must say if you want a good idea – get some of your middle school students from the youth ministry to help you lead games or crafts or assist teachers. Here’s Why: Tons of energy – Middle schoolers will bring a natural energy to [...]
Why are youth pastors blamed for every bad thing any young person ever does in church? And why do some parents put so much pressure on youth pastors to disciple their students, while taking little responsibility for their own kids’ spiritual lives? These questions will probably continue to haunt us for a while, but it’s [...]
88% of children raised in Christian families leave church at the age of 18, never to return. 64% of decisions for Christ are made before the age of 18, and 77% are made before the age of 21. We can’t sit back and watch this generation be stolen out of our own churches and homes. By God’s grace, we must take action, and we must do it now.
This week’s Monday Ministry Helper is from Dr. James McDonald’s book: 10 Choices. The 5 title’s are Dr. James McDonald’s, but I have placed in my own thoughts about this. This week is about making God’s word a priority. Below are 5 practical things you can do to help you and your team make God’s [...]
I’m excited to be blogging again this week. Today’s Monday Ministry Helper is about dealing with our sin. In the Sunday School class that I’m attending we are going through a book by Dr. James MacDonald called “10 Choices“. You can read more about it HERE. Chapter two is about Choosing forgiveness and at first [...]