Make the Most of Your Summer

I have noticed that lots of professional type blogs have lists.  So in an attempt to be more “bloggy” and because it’s kind of an easy out – I made a list.  I realize as I type this that summer is almost half over but here are my tips for making the most of the […]

When You Assume… (Church Growth Edition)

“We all make assumptions. I do. You do. And they’re almost always wrong. Especially on complex subjects, like those that involve God and people. Subjects like church health and growth.” – Karl Vaters In “When You Assume…(Church Growth Edition)“, Karl Vaters, the small church guy, helps us sort through assumptions we make about what a healthy […]

Not Enough Time to Share the Gospel?

“I’ve been convicted that saying “I don’t have enough time” is a very bad habit.  So when I say that I don’t have enough time, whether I’m conscious of it or not, I’m essentially saying that God is either insufficient or He’s stingy. I’m saying it’s not my fault that I don’t have enough time; […]

Five Myths about Youth Ministry

“You’re in youth ministry, you basically just do fun stuff and play games all the time, right?” I’ve gotten this question more times than I can count over the years. My response usually goes something like this, “Yes, youth ministry IS fun and games, but it’s not JUST fun and games”. – Scott Frazier Scott Frazier’s blog, “5 […]