Archive for the ‘Ministry’ Category

Two (Faulty) Approaches to Youth Ministry

Dan Wolgemuth, President and CEO for Youth For Christ, contributed last Friday to one of my favorite blogs, The Resurgence. Drawing on his experience with YFC, Wolgemuth offers some great insight about working with young people (The First Obstacle in Working with Young People is YOU). He has concluded that our perspective greatly affects the […]

What I Lack

Today, I’m going to exercise extreme candor and tell you, my readers, that there’s just something I hate about the idea of living off of the generosity and support of others; that was one of my major struggles when making the decision to go into full-time ministry. Mind you, I don’t look down on others […]

JCrew

Though I’m not yet the official Senior High Youth Leader at my church until next week, my wife and I will be leading JCrew (our church’s senior high youth group) tonight for the first time, and meeting some of the teens who we haven’t come in contact with as we’ve volunteered with the group over the past several months. […]

Avalanche/Balancing Family & Ministry

Later today, Starr and I are headed to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for Metro Maryland Youth For Christ’s Avalanche retreat. This is a weekend of snowboarding, skiing, snow-tubing and other activities for high-school students, as well as a lot of opportunity for spiritual growth and small group discussions, held at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center.  This […]

Christians and Culture: “Receive, Reject, or Redeem”

All Christians are called to be missionaries—to engage in evangelism (the communication of the Gospel of Jesus Christ) and acts of service—regardless of whether their mission field is their home, their workplace, their community, another country or another continent.  Though traveling to other areas for missions is important, we often forget how great an impact […]

Family: Our Top Priority

This weekend, The Resurgence posted a recap of their Top 6 posts of 2010, and I deemed one to be especially worth sharing: Justin Hyde’s “How I Pastor My Family”.  Hyde, lead pastor of Christ Church in Brenham, Texas, lists ten guidelines for being a pastor to his family, which he accurately describes as “the […]

A New Season

This new year begins a new chapter of my life. Over seven years ago, I gave my life to Jesus Christ. A couple of years later, I came to understand that God had, through all of the experiences that had led me to a saving relationship with Him, prepared me for ministry; I realized, too, […]