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...

You Feed Them Jul24

You Feed Them

I was 14 years old when it happened. Insecure. Wanting to please people. So desperately wanting to be liked. That’s when the adult leader of the Bible Study I had been attending asked the question, “Would any of you like to try to lead?” He instructed us to pray about it and...

Talking With Your Teens Mar15

Talking With Your ...

When I was in my early twenties, I decided to go on a “road trip” to a conference. I was very excited to go until a friend of mine asked if he could come with me. Now, I love this friend, but the thought of six hours alone in the car with anyone terrified me (and it still does!)....

Kingdom Centered Youth Ministry May20

Kingdom Centered Y...

A couple of years ago I received an email from a teenager who had “graduated” from our youth ministry and was now on a long term missions trip. He told me he was so grateful for the opportunities I had given him to minister and use his gifts. He said that no one else on his...

Interview with Jer...

Recently Redpoint Magazine was able to catch up with Jeremy Riddle who is a nationally known songwriter and worship leader. He has a new studio worship album “Furious” that will be released this summer, and he has led worship at many Vineyard youth events across the nation in the past...