What’s Happe...

I just returned back to PA, after spending a whirlwind 3 days at the Vineyard of the Rockies in Fort Collins, CO.  I was there for the launching of the first The Rockies Project Timothy!  This is so exciting, and I was honored to be invited to be part of the kick off. Project Timothy is a...

Sending Them Off o...

Anyone who works with high school students can attest to how difficult it is to be a senior facing the road to graduation and beyond.  Especially ominous can be the weight of knowing they must decide what to do for the rest of their lives.  What 17 or 18 year old can make this kind of...

The Dating Conference: A Reflection

As The Dating Conference began taking shape in my heart, I felt an incredible desire to create space for guys and girls to put God first in every aspect of their life, especially in their dating relationships.  This desire reminds me we have an incredible opportunity to care for the hearts of those who God loves through serving and leading the next generation toward Jesus. I remember my teen years being full of uncertainty, expectation, and stress because of the social pressure connected to dating.  At my middle school and high school, one’s social status, emotional well-being, and personal fulfillment were often closely connected to...

Special Needs Prom

As I sat and contemplated the thought of turning 55, wondered what I was still doing as a youth pastor, and questioned my sanity as to why I would want to be involved in the lives of hundreds of teenagers, the youth at MVCC reminded me why.  Just weeks after going hungry for 30 hours and...

John Wimber’s Anointing Passed on to an Entire Gen...

I witnessed what could be a historic moment in the Vineyard movement a few weeks ago.  Over 50 youth leaders and pastors lined up in two lines to create a prayer tunnel at a Vineyard winter youth conference called Middle School White Out hosted in Buena Vista, CO over President’s Day weekend.  More than 200 middle school students representing a generation passed through the tunnel praying to receive the mantle (anointing) of John Wimber, specifically in the areas of worship and prayer. It wasn’t Mother’s Day, made famous in our circles by Wimber stories, but it was the day after Valentine’s Day, which is nearly as...

You(th) vs. Hunger

On Martin Luther King weekend, the Miami Vineyard Red Youth along with St. Pete Vineyard and Doral Vineyard youth went hungry and homeless for two days to raise awareness about the world hunger crisis and raise funds for starving children throughout the planet.  Over 150 youth sacrificed their long weekend and put aside their video games and other distractions and decided to serve the Kingdom of God in a very useful way.  They fasted for 30 hours, slept on boxes on a very untypical cold night in South Florida, prayed and worshipped for hours, and woke up to hit the streets the next day and raise awareness about world hunger.  The results...