Changing Trends In Student Ministry

There are always seasons for ministry and they seem to change faster in student ministry! Here are four general student ministry trends that you may sense need to change in your own church: Less About Content, More About Relationships Good … Continued

Ministry Leaders: Don’t Wait Too Long

We often make the mistake of waiting too long. The moment is gone, the iron has cooled. These missed opportunities have big implications for the church. Of course, there is still a need for caution. There will also be wisdom … Continued

Four Youth Ministry Needs

I know there are a million things to think about in ministry! If you are full a time student ministry worker, a role that is diminishing (according to Barna), you have lots of obligations and details. If you are a … Continued

The Right Friends Can Help Overcome Worry

It may make you feel better to know you’re not the only one who worries! Someone once quipped: “Worry works – 98% of the things I worried about never happened!” But just because our minds can so easily move to … Continued

Decide To Get Up Early

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Much has been written and documented about the discipline and effectiveness of early risers. Here’s one example after a quick google search and here’s a list of people who wake up early. I know there a couple different rhythms – … Continued

5 Great Traits for Family Gatherings During Holidays

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Here are some attitudes that help make the family celebrations great ones as you get together over the holidays.   These are free, beneficial and almost always well received.  I’m blessed with an easy-going family – on both sides. But, I’ve heard … Continued

Thanksgiving Posts

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It’s Thanksgiving Week and here are a collection of some “thankfulness posts” from the archives. Happy Thanksgiving to you! 101 Things For Which Anyone Can Be Thankful Thank you for the sky. Thank you for the mountains.  Thank you for … Continued

Parents: Music Lessons Are A Great Investment!

It’s a bit of a sacrifice to hand over $15-$25 per lesson every week to learn an instrument! Not to mention the driving and waiting times! But it’s still a very worthwhile investment in the life of a child. How … Continued

Jesus Changes Agendas

Many books have been written on the ways Jesus changes our direction and agendas. Here’s one more little example from Luke 24. Jesus had just risen that day and two of his followers were walking along the road. Jesus appears … Continued

Ministry Leader: Your Attitude Is Contagious

Pastors, worship leaders, and next-generation ministry leaders build the culture of attitude – positive or negative – in the leaders and the church. Your attitude is contagious. No ministry or leader is perfect and there will be tough seasons and … Continued

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