Tim Schmoyer is posting some great stuff over at his blog. What I Wish Someone Had Told Me . . . and Problems With Youth Ministry Today and In The Future. both of these are great posts and if you are in youth ministry, you must read them.
At the Life In Student ministry blog, Tim posted his reasoning for keeping High School and Jr. High combined. I agree with his assessment. I grew up in a ministry that had a combined big group mid week and then more age specific sunday school. The big gathering on wednesday nights were some of myContinue reading “I Agree with Tim”
I know senior pastors can go through some pretty depressing thoughts on Sunday afternoon, and monday. Re-hashing what they said, what they could have said, what the church needs to do better or differently, feeling like a failure. Well youth pastors can go through that too. I’ve been feeling it lately. I know that theContinue reading “Success?”
Media mistakes happen. Read this post from Josh and take comfort from Josh’s experience. We are not alone.
So we just walked out on the jetty it was covered in bird poop. Now there is lunch olympics and pirates dice happening. I love laid back trips like this.
Today I have the privilege of preaching in our morning services. I’ve got a double header this week and next week. Talking about Genesis 41, Joseph and Pharaoh. I’ll post video later. Then right after church we are taking the youth group to OCEAN SHORES!!! Woot! We are getting away for a few days.Continue reading “Today and This Week”
I know what you are thinking, how could any meeting = awesomeness. Well I will tell you. First of all the acutal meeting was brief. Which is key to awesome meetings. Second, we allowed for people to hangout and have fun together. I’m going to be really honest right now, I have not felt thatContinue reading “Youth Leaders Meeting = Awesomeness”
this is from rick lawrence in this months Group Magazine “I challenge parents to pay more attention to who their kids are becoming than to what they’re acheiving. Kids’ achievements may or may not impact the world for good, but who they’re becoming certainly will.”
I wasn’t personally hurt by Chap Clark. Chap Clark wrote a book called Hurt. Anyway. I am prepping for next weeks sermon. We are doing a Parenting Series at creekside, which is pretty cool and you can find our videos for the past few weeks at vimeo.com/creeksidechurch. In my prep work I started perusing myContinue reading “Hurt by Chap Clark”
This picture is more than just a bunch of random post-its. Everyone of these post-it’s represent a person a soul that our students are praying for. I took this picture with my iPhone and it was only a portion of the whole wall that was covered with Names. On Sunday evening all of Creekside gatheredContinue reading “Prayer Post-Its”