Writing Archive

The Best Gift A Senior Pastor Can Give Their Youth Pastor

Over Christmas break, I had a question I wanted answered. So I asked a bunch of youth pastors this question. I wanted to do this right, so I didn’t just ask people from my city. I talked with youth pastors from all over the country. 53 Youth Pastors. 1 Question. What are the 3 greatest […]

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Creating A Culture Of Discipline

This post was inspired by Jim Collins’ “Good To Great,” and includes excerpts from the book. Please don’t confuse his content with mine. I don’t want to claim rights to this excellent material. I was going through Good To Great the other day when I hit this section. It popped out at me, so I […]

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Warren Buffet and Jay-Z Talk Success And Money

I saw this in a recent issue of Forbes Magazine. Check out this conversation between two successful guys who came up very differently.

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Are You The Best Youth Pastor Around?

I’m not either. Thanks to Student Life for putting this video together!

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The Revolution Of Facebook

Interesting interview on 60 Minutes with Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. Do I really need to link to Facebook?

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Passion 2011

If you’re a college student, lead college students, or have friends that are college students, you need to know about Passion 2011! Check it out at their site.

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Paintball Announcements

Over Thanksgiving break, I decided I’d post old popular posts. I realized, in the process of checking old posts, that I’d never actually posted this video. I won’t lie. I got the idea from Joshua Griffin and the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. This was the favorite video for a long time with a lot of […]

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Your Vision Is Too Small

Can you reach your goals without God? Is the greatest thing happening in your ministry explainable? Do you prefer ministry to be manageable? Do you have plans to keep your structure the same in the future, even if that means it can’t give appropriate support to what God is calling you into? What would happen […]

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Chase Your Dreams

We all have dreams. In life. Family. Work. Dreams are beautiful pictures of what the future could look like. Most of us spend time chasing our dreams. Few of us will realize them. Will you? What do you need to change?

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Unfriended

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote for YouthMinistry360. Check out the full article there. Have you ever gone to one of your student’s social media profiles to send a quick message or leave a comment for them, only to find out that your once-friend has unfriended you? As a youth pastor, this […]

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