Category Archives: Youth Ministry


Remembering Columbine

14 Years Ago, the innocence of school was lost.  12 Students, 1 Teacher and 2 Gunmen’s lives were lost (yes the gunmen matter to God also). Columbine Today from Toni DeAztlan on Vimeo. I wasn’t there, but have the privilege … Continue reading

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10 Ways Committees Fail 8-10

8. Lack of Leadership. Committees still need leaders.  Leadership in committees looks different.  (Perhaps this is an entirely different blog post for another time.)  Leaders who are good at listening, restating, and building a healthy consensus before moving on help … Continue reading

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Prayer for Porn Addicts and Brokeness Aside

Prayer for Those Struggling with Pornography by Scotty Smith   A Prayer for Grace in the Struggle with Pornography      Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight … Continue reading

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Teen Mom, Abstinence and Pornography

Watching Teen Mom over the past few weeks had led me to several observations regarding this show.  I’ve heard some say that this show promotes promiscuity and gives teen girls the hope that they can be a “reality TV star” … Continue reading

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Links from Ministering To Teens in a “Porn is the Norm” Culture

  I had the privilege of being a room host for Simply Youth Ministry Conference’s track run by Walt Mueller entitled “Ministering to Teenagers in a “Porn is the Norm” Culture.” Walt shared many resources which I wish to pass … Continue reading

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A few good pastoral care resources for youth ministers

Great Resources

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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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Spiritual Warfare

  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:12 NET) Reality Spiritual warfare is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Criticism Bites

Criticism Bites Brian Berry delves into a task that is often difficult for new professionals, especially youth workers to grasp. Brian nails the concept of criticism as he wrestles with the reasons why criticism hurts, then helps us understand how … Continue reading

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5 Apps for Managing Youth Ministry

Over the past year I’ve found myself returning to these 5 apps time and time again to help me manage ministry and life in general. Each one of these apps brings something to the table that helps me be a … Continue reading

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