The Necessity of Winter Retreats

As Youth Workers, we should always be able to explain our “why.” To be more specific, we should always be ready to give an account of why certain events made our yearly calendars. In my context, we use our mission statement to vet everything we do. If a certain idea or event doesn’t pass the filter of our mission statement… …

Missional Student Ministry 101

Missional student ministry flows out of a missional church seeking to create missional students. The compartmentalization of student ministry from the life of the church, often functioning as a virtual parachurch ministry using the church facility, must be replaced with an integrated approach involving the whole church ministering to the whole body, with specific application to various groups such as students and senior adults.

Have a Seat at the Table

In the legend of King Arthur, the king and his knights sat at a round table. There was no foot and no head. Each person sat at the table as an equal, as one who was called to serve the King and his Kingdom. I pray that Youth Ministry Round Table will be that type experience for you.