Tag Archives: career

checking in, pushing pause, turning the page

leaning into the challenge. today marks the end of my first 6 months on my new job. there were multiple times during the first couple of months when i had serious doubts i would make it, but around the first … Continue reading

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leverage as a volunteer

“make the most of every opportunity.” paul’s advice is unbelievably relevant to a volunteer youth leader. for most of my “career” as a volunteer, i’ve had the luxury of a really flexible schedule. this school year, though, i’m finding what … Continue reading

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built to last (published in student life’s youth minister newsletter)

recruiting new volunteers is one of the last things you should focus on. God will bring you who you need if you keep your eyes and ears open. the trick is keeping quality leaders around long enough to make an … Continue reading

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dispatches from beyond the comfort zone

day 1 – monday aug. 2 oh boy – here goes nothing. at least i didn’t get lost, although the gps took me some bizarre way through an unmarked gate. i think i better write down the directions from people … Continue reading

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words to build a life on

this was a weird week. i never know what to expect when i head to youthfront for a week of camp, but this year was unusual. while i have had to leave camp a couple times, including once to deal … Continue reading

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big boy pants (doing hard things)

i have a full time job. for most of my marriage to rene, i haven’t been able to say that. but it’s finally true! on august 2, i start in a position as a “youth specialist” at a facility in … Continue reading

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diminishable me: an open letter to myself at 19

hello andrew. greetings from… yourself… in the summer of 2010. yes, i know that sounds weird. i thought about sending myself (you) back in time, but then i remembered that the terminator movies haven’t come true yet. no time travel … Continue reading

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passion, purpose, work

As I listened to Erwin McManus at Mosaic, a church in SoCal, talk about finding purpose in your work, I was immediately reminded of the parallel encouragement I gleaned from my recent read/listen of Linchpin. Seth Godin says, don’t waste … Continue reading

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