Senior Adults are vital to Youth Ministry

Senior Adults are vital to Youth Ministry

Articles
I wrote this article a long time ago and just recently found it again. So this isn't about my current church, but I thought the stuff is still relevant so I figured I would post it.  Senior Adults Important to Student Minstry? Up until a couple of years ago when I get together with my youth pastor friends one of the common topics of discussion is how the church just “doesn’t get” what the youth ministry is doing. We would say things like, “Can you imagine what would happen if we tried that in big church?” and “That would get me fired for sure.” We complained that our churches weren’t forward thinking enough and that no one wanted to change. And like most youth pastors most of our criticism fell…
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Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

Articles, My Life, Youth Pastoring
As I sit here in my office I am about 30 minutes away from Marshal County High school. This morning there was a shooting there. A student of the school showed up with a gun and shot at his classmates killing 2 and injuring several others. In the past 6 months there have been several other shootings at schools including on in Italy, TX that happened yesterday, that I hadn't even heard about until today. Right now it is 2:02 and I, like so many other parents, am counting the minutes until school gets out so I can see my kids and give them a big hug simply because I still can. As I sit here one thought keeps coming into my head. "This is why I do what I…
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I say Merry Holidays

Articles, Rants
I have been hearing about this war that is on Christmas. I am not much of a Fox News watcher so it has taken me a while to get involved in this war. Lately I have been around Christians who are all up in arms about how "they" are stealing Christmas and they are always shocked at how little I seem to care. There are so many people that feel like it is their Christian duty to not only say Merry Christmas but be belligerent about it. Does anyone else think it is strange that what is intended to be a nice way of wishing someone well has basically became a way of telling someone off. "I say Merry Christmas and if you don't like it well then you can…
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