Three Priorities for a Growing Youth Ministry

What do growing youth ministries have in common? What makes them so healthy? What causes them to grow while others don't? I've never met a youth worker who didn't want their youth ministry to grow. That would be like finding a 5 year old that doesn't like cookies! It would be weird. However, even though we...
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Mad at Church – Fight, Flight, or Freeze?

No one warned us that we’d get mad at our church. You would hope that church work would be different, right? But church people are still people, and when the stakes are high and emotions are higher, most of us do a lousy job at holding a constructive conversation. The authors of “Crucial Conversations” say that you...
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The Weeds Are Always Growing

  Several years ago I made the shift. I had always kind of enjoyed experimenting in the yard with different plant combinations, colors, and layouts. I would be lured in by the big bloomers at the big box stores and I would often come home from a trip to get some nails with a plethora of...
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Stop Leading Backwards

Most leaders lead backwards. The problem is they don’t know it. Until they figure it out and do something about it though, they will never lead up to their full potential. 

Last October, I accepted a new job. It was at a bigger church than I had ever served at and came...

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