Category Archives: vocational


Book Review: Rural Youth Ministry

Rural Youth Ministry by Brent Lacy Simply Youth Ministry's EveryDay Youth Ministry Series has churned out another complete success in Rural Youth Ministry.” Brent Lacy captures the essence of what it means to be a Rural Youth Minister. I have … Continue reading

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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 3)

In the past two days’ I’ve covered 6 other Roles: (links below) Tuesday we talked about Culture, Community and Construction and Wednesday we talked about Evaluation, Engagement and Enterprise. Roles When entering a church, it’s important for you to understand … Continue reading

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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 2)

Enterprise Enterprise is about your sense of adventure, your ability to cast vision and your passion to bring it to fruition. Adventure How do you see things in the world. Can you imagine and play with possibilities in your mind … Continue reading

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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 1)

Starting a Youth Ministry This series is going to focus on the things required, whether a rookie or a veteran, to start a healthy youth ministry. Some of these are rather simple, yet others are rather complex. This 3 part … Continue reading

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Waypoints: Plotting a Course to Calling Onward!

Continuing the course to my call. The conclusion of my story is hopefully a long way off, so instead of a conclusion, I will put my aspirations for the future and reflect on growth that I need to continue making.  … Continue reading

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My Blogroll

Just wanted to share what Blogs that I frequent. Those which I find interesting, or entertaining. I’ll put a brief word about each of these in categories below:   Culture/Education   Denver Seminary Blogs http://www.denverseminary.edu/resources/denver-seminary-blogs/ These are blogs belonging to … Continue reading

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SYM Soul Care (Excellent Resource)

I’m really excited about this new ministry by Simply Youth Ministry. SYM Soul Care is a ministry that seeks to expand on ‘the Shelter’ at their annual conference and build it into a year long program of Pastors caring for … Continue reading

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A Tale of Passion vs. Calling

This is a brief synopsis of my call and my passion and how I discerned between the two. Calling Felt In my first college, SUNY Cortland, I felt called to enter youth ministry.  I attempted to tell one pastor who … Continue reading

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue

  Preventing Compassion Fatigue   Burn-out-   Burnout is a more common term for many forms of compassion fatigue.  Originally stemming from fields that work with chronically ill people (social work, counseling, nursing), it is a type of secondary post … Continue reading

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Theology of Marriage

My sister is getting married today, found this in my seminary papers, posting here in their honor. The pastoral care giver is often asked counsel to married people around them and premarital counseling practice.  I want to share a brief … Continue reading

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