Category Archives: Leadership


Prayer for My Life

In a general session at Simply Youth Ministry Conference 2013, the speaker, either Jason Ostrander or Rick Lawrence , suggested that we ask God what to pray.  A simple sentence came to mind and I spent the next bit of … Continue reading

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10 Ways Committees Fail 1-3

Found this committee joke on a random website: Committee: An organization that keeps minutes and loses hours. With all humor comes truth, here are some nuggets to help you avoid Fail Committee 1.  Lack of follow through Committees are teams, … Continue reading

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Last Years Live Blogs From #SYMC

Below is a compilation of my live blog from #SYMC last year.  There are some nuggets of wisdom in there, some good pics as well.  Enjoy! #SYMC SESSION 1 Live Blog #SYMC SESSION 3 Live Blog #SYMC SESSION 4 Live … 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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Valentines Hashtag #MWIA

I’m getting tired of the stereotypical youth pastor/minister/pastor, with their incessant exclamation that their “Wife is Hotttttt!!!” as their only justification for their wife’s existence or why they love her, etc. A while back I started using a hashtag #MWIA … Continue reading

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Waypoints: Plotting a course to calling Waypoint 3: Gordon College

Waypoint 3 – Adelphi University, Bayport, NY I returned to Long Island to pursue my MSW from a rather prestigious clinical social work school (ranked in top ten of all CSW schools).  I purposed to develop my counseling skills and … Continue reading

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Goals for 2013: January Progress

I made a series of Goals for 2013 Goals were broken up into writing, personal and professional.  Below I’ll list my goals and share where they are at so far this year. Goals for upcoming year: Writing: [ ]        Get … 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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Dodging Bullets: Defiant Dan

Defiant Dan Dan is a fresh out of college where he studied youth ministry.  He is full of ideas and energy, which makes him a very attractive candidate for most churches.  Dan lands his first job at a small church … Continue reading

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