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 [...]
This past week I was given the opportunity to retreat with a group of strangers (minus one). The Soul Thirst retreat was put on by Project Renovation and sponsored by Lancaster Bible College. The intent of the retreat was merely to care for the souls of youth pastors and [...]
The journey to adulthood is filled with challenges and chief among them is identity. Unfortunately the church has sent mixed messages to girls on this topic. As a youth worker, we search for quality resources that help us articulate a clear Christian vision of female identity. All too often the resources presented are [...]