Category Archives: ministry longevity

volunteers outta control

Hilarious series by Stephanie Caro at smallchurchyouthministry.com. For the record, I have never done any of these… more than once. Most I’ve never done at all. (I have an amazing collection of very modest pajama pants I wear at camp, … Continue reading

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who am i?

Who am I anyway? Am I my resume? That is a picture of a person I don’t know. What does he want from me? What should I try to be? A Chorus Line, Who Am I Anyway? Who am I? … Continue reading

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taken for granted

Youth ministry is no place for Lone Rangers. Whether you’re a full-time paid youth pastor or a volunteer, it has to be a team effort if it’s to be any good at all. Egomaniacs with Messiah complexes to satisfy need … Continue reading

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right place, right time, right person

You’re a stud! If you hadn’t alerted me, no one @ church would know right now! Twice this school year, Rene or I have received text messages from students that let us know about a sudden illness and/or hospitalization of … Continue reading

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carrying capacity

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (Psalm 23:5) It is a good thing blessings are not in short supply, because if they were, there wouldn’t be much left for anybody else. I can hardly contain it all. … Continue reading

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january people

I have decided that working out is bad for me. I can work out at Burger King. Oh good gosh. The guy in the locker room who I overheard saying this was dangerously, well, endomorphic. The shape of his body … Continue reading

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10,000 hours

Listening to Outliers has been on pause for several days, but I continue to mull some things over. Because they come more frequently and tend to pile up, I always try to get caught up on my podcasts (85-ish subscriptions) … Continue reading

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counting the cost

Whenever I drive away from Lifetime Fitness around the northwest corner of the lot, I see the nowhere-near-finished heart of the high-end shopping center Corbin Park. Von Maur, Buffalo Wild Wings, and a smattering of other standalone stores are up … Continue reading

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