One Thing that MUST Change in Youth Ministry

By | February 24th, 2015|, |

The one thing that has changed in me, and one of the biggest things I believe needs to be changed in order for youth ministry to be more effective, is that we must make ministry less about what we can do and more about what we can enable others to do.

When Asking Your Volunteers to Give More Is a Good Thing

By | February 17th, 2015|, , |

Here are three areas upon which to focus that will leave your adults wanting more and make volunteering for youth ministry attractive to new volunteers as well.

Reaching Beyond the “Default” Youth in Your Ministry?

By | February 10th, 2015|, |

Think about the first time you went to an amazing restaurant. After you went, was it your desire to go back alone and just relive the same experience again? I am willing to bet not. My point is that when we experience something that is good, we have a natural desire to share it. Experiencing the Gospel is no different.

Making the Sale – A Three Part Strategy to a Full Commitment in Your Discipleship Group

By | February 3rd, 2015|, |

In order for a discipleship group to be a discipleship group, it requires the commitment of a disciple. I think it’s crazy the commitments that things like sports, clubs, and music require of the youth [...]

Book Review: Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples

By | January 26th, 2015|, , |

Sherry Weddell is back with a follow-up book to Forming Intentional Disciples. I read it in the first couple of days after being published and thought I would share with you my thoughts.

The Difference Between Discipleship and Discipleship

By | January 21st, 2015|, |

Usually after we begin to dig in to what I mean when I say "discipleship," we find that what "Father is doing" is not exactly what I mean when I speak about discipleship. What's the difference?

Are Paul, Barnabas and Timothy ALL in Your Small Group?

By | December 11th, 2014|, |

Paul, Barnabas and Timothy all have a very unique role in Discipleship. What can we learn from them and how can we apply it to our discipleship groups?

Discipleship – Preparing for the “Game”

By | September 29th, 2014|, |

One of the biggest struggles I am finding in leading a discipleship group is that I have a group of young men that I know want to go deeper, but it seems like I never [...]

Who Is Supposed To Disciple Me?

By | May 20th, 2014|, |

When I first started diving in to discipleship, I remember a conversation I had with a priest friend of mine. We were discussing how everyone should be "discipled" and what that looks like. The question [...]

7 Tips I Learned From The Mega Church About Ministry

By | February 25th, 2014||

A couple years ago I had the opportunity to visit a service at one of the mega Church's in our town.  A couple of friends joined my wife and I as we just went to [...]