Raising the Bar in Student Ministry

In the eighteenth century, God shook the American colonies in a revival movement known as the First Great Awakening.   In his treatise entitled Some Thoughts Concerning the Present Revival of Religion in New England, written to describe and defend the movement,  Jonathan Edwards observed the role of youth in this revival, while indicting older believers for their indifference: Stern words …

Gospel Conversations with Culture

We need to lead the next generation in developing a more robust view of the gospel.  The gospel speaks to every single area of life and has something to say to every area of culture.  This is true because Jesus is Lord of all.  As student ministry leaders, if we are to begin to affect that kind of change within …

A Letter to Your Pastor

To all my youth worker friends. . . I know just how important it is for the senior/lead pastor at your church to connect with kids. I’ve penned this letter out of my deep belief that senior/lead pastors can and must play a powerful role in the lives of the kids in their church. I also know that many don’t …

John the Youth Pastor

Believe it or not, John the Baptist can teach us a great deal about being a youth pastor. Take a second and read the following passage from Matthew 3:1-12 1In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3For this is he who was spoken of …