The 2011 Well Wrap Up

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The Well, a seminar for youth workers, has been happening each year since 2005.  It’s one of my favorite ways to help encourage and equip youth ministry leaders to effectively help the church reach the next generation.   My vision … Continued

13 One Line Youth Ministry Lessons

A huge thanks to Ricky Spindler and Greg Groves for presenting at the 2011 Well For Youth Workers.  Here are some of the one line notes from their presentations for youth ministry leaders:  :: from twitter.com/harvestteam “You’re the main cultural … Continued

Visionary or Historian… Which is better?

I made the comment the other day, in a conversation with a friend, that “I didn’t want to be a historian, but a visionary”.  Since that time, I have reflected on that comment and if it really is something I … Continued

Discipleship & Geographically Close Proximity

I know there are lots of ways to be strengthened, equipped and mentored.  We are endlessly shaped through books, technology, media and connections with people, thoughts and ideas from all over the globe.  However there is no substitute for geographically … Continued

Thoughts on weekend events and reaching middle school students!

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Here are some of my basic convictions about reaching middle school students at weekend events.  My first thought is that discipleship formation definantly has to come from the constant, geographically close connection and relationship of a church and family. This … Continued

Get Students to Church Camp!

Summer is coming and now is the time to get the students in your congregation to attend summer church camp. Here are 5 reasons why it is so important: 1) Students need time away to hear the voice of God – Schedules are … Continued

Three Reasons Some Leaders Excel

Reading this morning from an old leadership (LeRoy Eims, Be The Leader). Three segments motivated me for the day.  The question was asked: How are some leaders able to excel in their work? EXCELLENCE – develop and desire a spirit of … Continued

Why Time Flies

Time is talked about constantly.  When people talk to others about their kids growing up, they always insert the phrase, “it goes so fast.”  People always talk about “not having enough time” and “wishing they had more time”.   Time does … Continued

Thankfulness

I have spent the morning thinking about a conversation from yesterday.  How can we continue to have a thankful heart for all that we have?  How can we teach our children to be thankful and grateful?  How can we remind … Continued

The Art of Remembering Names

“People love to hear their names.”  My dad mentioned this in a staff meeting the other day. It reminded me of the importance of remembering people’s names.  When you are in any kind of people business – including the church … Continued

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