In order for change to occur, not only does culture have to change, but so does the heart.
When I first began in youth ministry, I found myself taking on every project and every activity. As a youth pastor, it felt like it was necessary. Many individuals in youth ministry, or ministry in general, find themselves taking on a large amount of work because they feel like they need to justify their jobs. … Continue reading Why Saying No Might Be The Most Freeing Thing You Do
Taking your time forces you to pay attention to detail.
We seek you in this time of despair and tragedy. Our world is groaning and longing for healing. We sit and wait as lives are lost and hearts are broken, waiting for You to return.
When you focus on what seems like a failure, you will be broken down. Yet, when you can see the beauty around you and keep looking up, your limited time is enhanced.
Sometimes, the goals you set won't work the way you plan. It doesn't mean you give up, but it means you adjust your plans.
People who have been hurt will take part in hurting others, that is not a new concept, yet many have not worked towards healing the pain.
Your role is vital to our society. You are under appreciated and I, as well as many others, recognize that. Let me say this now, I appreciate you!
I have heard people in leadership circles mention this phrase, "Start with the why!" Implying, before you begin anything new, ask yourself, "Why are we doing this?" This is definitely a fair question to ask, in fact, it's a valuable question to reflect on and wrestle with as you go forward in your life. So, … Continue reading Answering the Why
When we take time to restore broken relationships, or at least do our part in putting things right, it breaks down the potential barrier towards the Church.