The 10 Truths of Modern Youth Ministry


Youth ministry is it’s own little animal within the life of a congregation. It is a delicate dance of navigating expectations (your own and those around you), dispelling myths, pointing out miracles (and perhaps performing a few of your own, like, say, getting soda out of the carpet), and allowing your heart to be filled and [Read More...]

Patheos 10 + 1: A Q&A with Bar Church Pastor Jerry Herships

The Rev. Jerry Herships, Pastor, AfterHours Denver

No joke: a pastor walks into a bar and starts a church. Also no joke: it works. Five years later, the Rev. Jerry Herships’ AfterHours Denver is a thriving bar ministry with a real-world mission to feed the poor and homeless downtown. Every Monday night at a different host bar around Denver, up to 50 [Read More...]

Reviving the Nonprofit Leader: A Q&A with Transformational Leadership Strategist Hugh Ballou


“The nonprofit world has become complacent, static, timid, risk-averse, and minimalistic. We have inherited systems that compromise success. We have been taught leadership wrong.”– Hugh Ballou This week, Patheos launches an exciting new blog for nonprofit leaders called The Nonprofit Entrepreneur.  Blog author Hugh Ballou is a transformational leadership strategist and corporate culture architect and has worked [Read More...]