Ministry Prayer Plan

I was inspired by Greg Groves at The Well Seminars this fall.  He has a very structured, intentional and expectant personal prayer ministry model. As a ministry leader, one of our big jobs is to pray for our people.  I have … Continued

The Most Important Hour Of The Day

I was reading a list today from Ralph Palmen (principles and strategies for everyday living) where he mentioned the “Quick Start Concept”.  It is said that the first hour of every day should be your best.  That idea of a … Continued

The Engineer’s Job Was To Oversee The Fireman: Lessons From Old Steam Engine Trains

A wise engineer knows that keeping the fire going is what keeps the train moving.  He also knows that if he tries to take on two roles (fireman and engineer), both will suffer. Either you keep the fire stoked and … Continued

Compounding Days in Ministry

I know this isn’t scientific data, but it’s been my experience that the weight of days compound during youth events, camps, and conferences.  If Monday is valued as a day, then Tuesday builds on it and is actually worth a … Continued

Make it unreal.

While setting up for a four day event one summer, with what was supposed to be a whole church youth ministry of about 30 kids, we found out the numbers in attendance had changed slightly.  Instead of 25-30 kids, there … Continued

Five Warning Signs a Church is Unhealthy.

I recently read an article from Thom Rainer that listed five warning signs a church may be sick.   It may look healthy on the outside, but once these things begin to set in, full blown sickness is inevitable.  Five Warning Signs 1. … Continued

When does a hectic schedule becomes a sindule?

I heard someone recently say that the over-business in our culture is dangerously close to the “level of sinful”. We’re so busy doing activities we are neglecting what really matters. When asked how someone is doing, many times the answer … Continued

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 “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

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