A Letter to Senior Leaders, from Youth Leaders Apr25

A Letter to Senior...

I’m spending this week in Fort Collins, Colorado at the Ignite Summit for Leaders to be ignited with a passion for youth and kids.  I had the privilege of leading a discussion with around 100 youth leaders from all over the nation, and one topic we had a chance to discuss was what we...

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The past year I’ve had some cool opportunities to travel and see what’s happening with teens, youth, and young adults in the Vineyard nationally.  I was at the national conference in Anaheim, and was so excited to see the passion for worship that overflowed from the “youth tent”...

Why Big Events Are Good Mar08

Why Big Events Are...

I know people like to emphasize often that its “not about events and programs.” I get it. We want it to be about people, and relationship, and the Spirit. Plus, events cost money, they are hard to organize (have you ever tried to get teens to commit to something?), and they are...

Porn: Reviewing Fi...

Do you ever watch Conan O’Brien? Have you seen his “guy caught watching porn” mime that he does? It’s funny. But it’s also sad. It shows that our culture has just accepted the fact that, yeah, we all look at porn. As youth pastors/workers/volunteers, how do we...

Welcome to the Jun...

I recently went on a “moonlight” hike with my friends through a familiar state park near our church. We decided we didn’t care whether we walked on trails or not, and eventually we were pretty lost. At 2am, with scary sounds everywhere, this could have been a pretty bad...