Thanksgiving

As you gather for thanksgiving, I pray that you would have a happy and healthy holiday. I am spending this week with my friends and family and won’t be posting updates until Monday. Next week we will b wrapping up our conversation on Mentoring and we have a great article from Colin Cannon about Leadership […]

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The Heart of Youth Ministry: Mentoring Adult Leaders

One of the most difficult things we are asked to do as youth workers is to mentor adult leaders. It is an awkward situation many youth directors find themselves in when they are asked to mentor adult leaders who are often much older than themselves; it is an odd position to be a twenty two […]

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The Heart of youth ministry: Mentoring

This week I will be taking some time to reflect on mentoring. The core of youth ministry is mentoring. The apostle Paul addressed the Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 11:1 and encouraged the church to follow Paul as he followed Christ. Mentoring in youth ministry is doing your best to demonstrate Christ to your students, […]

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Donegal Presbytery Youth Conference Invite

On November 8th we will be having a meeting at the Presbytery office at noon to discuss a possible Donegal Youth Conference Fall of 11 or Spring of 12. If you work with youth in Donegal presbytery (if not the video invite is pretty funny) come for a free lunch and be part of the […]

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New Baby

I won’t be updating the blog for the next few weeks! Last week my wife and I had our first baby! I will be taking some time to get to know him! Look for updates starting in September.

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Strategic Planning Video Series Announcement

I am excited to announce Directions in Youth Ministry will be offering a series of videos on Strategic Planning. Look for the first installment late next week! I am currently editing the video. This series promises to be invaluable for anyone participating in the strategic planning process.

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Sobering Words

I just read a great article by David Gibson. The piece describes the issue of clergy burnout, very eye opening and very sobering. Check out the link

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the Power of Youth Missions

I can’t take too much credit for it—it began about two years before I arrived at the church. The previous youth director took the students on their first mission trip. This short term mission’s trip would forever change the DNA of the church. The trip was really nothing out of the ordinary; a group of […]

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Real World Parents Seminar Coming Soon

May 8th I will be doing a REAL WORLD PARENTS seminar at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church. Look for more info real soon!!!!!

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Messiah College March 27th

This weekend I will be at Messiah College for the 5th annual youth workers conference. Laurie Polich is the keynote speaker. I will be leading a break out session on strategic planning. The conference last year had about 700 people, check out the site and come by Saturday.  You can register for the conference at […]

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