This video of Victoria Osteen has gotten a lot of play recently for her encouragement to “Do good for your ownself”. Check it out…
A lot can be said about her “encouragement” and has already been said. However, one thing I haven’t heard people point out is that she is right. As a [...]
There is something that I’ve heard for a while among parents of teenagers regarding Christian faith. The conversation goes something like this…
Me: Hi. I’m Paul. I’m the youth pastor.
Parent: Good to meet you. I have a teen.
Me: Oh! Have I met them?
Parent: No. They don’t come to church with me. And [...]
This weeks challenge is to give the gift of your presence to someone. Maybe it will be your parents, a sibling, a friend, an acquaintance, or stranger. Whoever it is, pray and ask God to allow you to be completely present with them and engaged. Here are a couple of things to tryout:
1. Pray [...]
The life of a youth worker can become consumed with the tasks and practical needs of the day. We make excuses to not dig deep into the richness of life, because the immediate needs always trump the non-activity of the contemplative life. That is why ‘The Book of Saints: The Middle Era’ [...]
Rumor has it that Game Boy is 25 years old today.
If you were a kid when this technological marvel hit the streets then you probably had a smile across your face the instant you saw the pic.
I saw this image as I took a break from [...]
Limitless Youth Ministry is a teen-led youth ministry. A group of teens assisted by adults do the dreaming, planning, and work of leading other teens to become disciples of Jesus Christ. This embodies the Biblical witness that young people in the church are not merely the leaders of tomorrow but must be equipped to become [...]