Three Goals For The Faith Of An 18-23 Year Old

If you have kids living in your house, here are a few markers to shoot for as they approach young adulthood. If you have young adults, have conversations about these three goals. In any case, pray for your student! These … Continued

Only Children For Now…

There was an awesome story in the book, Help, I’m A Sunday School Teacher by Ray Johnston. It was the 1950’s and a Philadelphia congregation watched three nine-year-old boys get baptized. Tony Compolo was one of those boys. Years later, … Continued

Help Your Child Overcome Fear

It’s alright to be afraid. But being afraid is temporary. It’s also ok not to be afraid. And we can teach our children new responses when fear arises. Part of learning to grow up with a strong, confident identity is … Continued

Notes And Quotes From The DYM Student Ministry Volunteer National Training Day

Had a great morning at the National Day of Volunteer Youth Ministry Training in Edwardsville, IL! I heard there were something like 20,000 youth workers gathered at 300 different sites around North America. Thankful for the people who participated, for … Continued

11 Scriptures Every Teen Girl Should Memorize

There’s no silver bullet to be ensured your kids will grow up to be God-fearing, Christ-following, church shaping and counter-culture Christians. From what I can tell, you just keep living faithfully, invite your kids to follow you to church, in … Continued

Boost Your Child’s Confidence (Seven Ways)

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A child’s self-esteem is rooted in an understanding of his or her value. A child’s self-confidence is rooted in his or her abilities. Both of these things begin at home. Little by little, over the daily course of life, parents … Continued

Grow The Tree You Have

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Imagine a tree growing in your yard. It’s a magnificent oak tree, one of rare breed and very beautiful. But the owner doesn’t really care for the mighty oak because he wanted some Australian Acacia growing there. The owner dismisses … Continued

Do Better Than Expected To Make A Lasting Impact!

I just finished reading the Compound Principle by Darren Hardy. The nutshell of this book is the little habits you have in your life will create incredible things over time! The compound principle is always at work – either with … Continued

Your Comfort May Be Overrated

In his book, Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt talked about comfort being overrated. “We think that if we had every comfort available, we’d be happy. We equate comfort with happiness. And now that we’re so comfortable, we’re miserable. There’s … Continued

How To Respond To A Challenge

Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. You may have a challenge at work which requires extra-long hours on a special project. You may be dealing with a personal challenge such as a financial setback. Sometimes the challenge we’re facing … Continued

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