Tag Archives: Seminary Experience


Recap on Goals from 2013.

2 year break from blogging I’ve had a 2 year, 2 month break from blogging… basically covers my last few months in Denver and move to Maine and continuing career in Clinical Social Work while my calling as a youth … Continue reading

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Developing your Youth Pastor’s Heart SYM Podcast!

SYM Podcast Aaron Crumbley of http://www.yoacblog.com, Kurt Johnston of http://www.juniorhighministry.com and Jason Carson team up to provide some great material on caring for your youth group. Get engaged and beyond the stereotypical overrushed youth pastor and get into the hearts … Continue reading

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New Resource: 99 Thoughts on Caring for your Youth Group

99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group     99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group (link) 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group (link) Description from SimplyYouthMinistry.com Being a youth worker means being more than a … Continue reading

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#SYMC Last Session 2012

Tim Timmonds If you want to pray for revival. Draw a three foot circle on the floor and get inside it. Then pray for all inside the circle. Tony Miles Discouragement in ministry. God had called him to his church. … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday: One Year of Engaging The Shadows

While I had a rather unofficial blog for a while now, at last year’s Simply Youth Ministry Conference I decided to start blogging in earnest and continue on this track as long as I can.  I’ve included my top posts … Continue reading

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How to Preach: Taking the Time to Thrive

Sermon Preparation Outline In all of ministry, getting a weekly cadence down is tough, but creating a schedule and a sacred rhythm for your weekly preparation will help you create strong messages.  You will only begin to thrive if you … Continue reading

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Communion: Christian Community and Solidarity

Remembrance: I’ve been focusing lately on the song by Matt Maher.  It’s called Remembrance.  It is a song that focuses on the ordinance of communion.  Below is the first few stanza’s of his song: Oh, how could it be That … Continue reading

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My Current Reading List

Books that I’m currently or about to read:   Transformed By Love is a biography of Vernon Grounds.  Had several small chats with him over my time at Gordon.  He passed away a year and a half ago.  The combination … Continue reading

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I Wanna Hit Baseballs

Mr. Baseball has to be one of my all time favorite movies.  One part of this movie caught my mind the other day and it explains where I am in life right now.   See, Tom Selleck, was in the … Continue reading

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#1 Top Ten Things I Learned in Seminary – Wife and Family is Most Important

#1- Wife/Family is Most Important In one of my first semesters at seminary, we were having a difficult time with being far away from home.  The day before a major paper is due, I saw the strain affecting our relationship … Continue reading

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