Tag 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 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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10 Ways Committees Fail 4-7

4.  Lack of Goals Lack of Goals do two things to a committee 1) make it aimless, which in turn kills any real progress.  2) Makes committee members lose interest in the committee and why they are there.  Not feeling … 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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Goals for 2013: February 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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Complete Inadequacy #SYMC

This is a post from last years SYMC.  I wanted to share it with you as we head into this years #SYMC   I think it started during the SYMC general session at the end of Ruth Halley Barton’s talk.  … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Grow this Year at #SYMC

The following is an adaptation from my book 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group .  While here at SYMC, these are some ideas for you to grow and get some breathing room.   Who we are is most … Continue reading

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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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