The Crisis of Millennial Mentorship: what young leaders desperately need to hear

[This article originally appeared in the Spring | Summer 2014 Journal (Vol. 12.1) Conversations: A Forum for Authentic Transformation. This particular volume’s theme was “Wisdom and Aging” and offered several pieces on spiritual transformation from across the generational spectrum. I can’t recommend picking up a copy of this issue enough!] I was on the edge [Read More...]

Lesson on Persecution Lands Youth Pastor with Charges of Kidnapping

I’ve made several mistakes in my short ministry career (now about 10 years). But then there are the things that just go too far. Kidnapping kids is one of those areas. [Read more...]

“Does once saved always saved apply even though he became an atheist?”

I stand at the graveside of a young student. Fifteen years old. Dead in an instant. Skateboarding on a foggy night and a car that never even saw a faint shadow, until it was too late. I don’t know what I’m supposed to feel. I’ve met this kid only one time and he attended youth [Read More...]

It’s all about the numbers: changing how we measure success in the church

It’s all about the numbers… I remember it well. It was the second month at my first full-time youth ministry job. I had inherited a ministry of about 20 students that had gone through turmoil and transition. These students had seen a youth pastor come and go within one year’s time. They then found themselves [Read More...]


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