Top 10: Scary Halloween Costumes for Youth Pastors?

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SCARY TO WEAR THIS HALLOWEEN TO SCARE FELLOW YOUTH PASTORS?  HERE ARE 10 OF SCARIEST WAYS YOU COULD DRESS UP…  10. An Old 15 Passenger Church Van (Packed for a Long Trip)  9.  An Angry or Offended Youth Group Parent (#Triggered!)  8.  A Middle School Boy Drinking a Monster (run away…run away)  […]

Top 10: “Pastor Appreciation Month…FAILS!”

I LOVE MY CHURCHES.  OVER THE YEARS, THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SO INCREDIBLY GRACIOUS AND KIND TO ME AND MY FAMILY, ALL YEAR AROUND BUT ESPECIALLY DURING OCTOBER! I AM HOWEVER CONTINUED TO BE AMAZING…AND SOMETIMES AMUSED (sorry for your pain) BY SOME OF THE STORIES I HEAR FROM OTHER PASTORS DURING “PASTORS APPRECIATION MONTH’ […]

Top 10: Youth Pastor (Leaders) In the Bible!

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT?   ARE THERE YOUTH PASTORS/LEADERS IN THE BIBLE?  IS THE WHOLE IDEA OF ADULT LEADERS/PASTORS SPENDING INTENTIONAL TIME WITH TEENAGERS… YES, EVEN MIDDLE YEARS AGE KIDS SOMETHING NEW? NOPE, NOT AT ALL!    HERE ARE TEN I CAN THINK OF…SERIOUSLY!  (*With just a little bit of fun, thrown in.)   […]

Top 10: “You Might Be an Over-Protective Youth Group Parents”

I will not tell you which at least 6 of the 10  are real and which ones I made up?!!  You will just have to guess.  (*Hint: Truth is Stranger Than Fiction.) Feel free to use this at your next parent meeting or parent counseling session…maybe even your own personal therapy session! YOU MIGHT BE AN […]

Top 10: “New ‘PreachersNSneakers’ Wannabe Accounts?”

10. DeaconsNDockers: Following the fashionable board members of local churches across the country. Featuring the best in golf polos and double pleat khakis. 9.  MissionariesNMuumuus: For the fashion forward faithful servants around the globe, those dedicated men and women living the in the lap of luxury in 3rd world countries! 8. PreachersNPrivatejets: Not do be outdone by the “MissionariesNMuumuus” […]

Top 10: Ways To Include Your Spouse in Your Ministry!?

Last night, I had the blessing of watching my wife share her story with 2 of our campus’s students, at our new church. As always, it was fun to see her open her heart to students and share her story and our story with them. My wife is super involved in what I do in […]

Top 10: Ways NOT to Let Your Church Know Your are Leaving?

I have just recently left a church and started at a new church. Over the years, I have heard of some crazy stories about how Pastors/Youth Pastors have quit or announced they are quitting and leaving their church.   Summer it seems is time of year, where churches and staff are parting ways.  I thought as a help and […]

Top 10: Ran-Dumb Youth Ministry Summer Boredom Busters?

Summer time seems to have become a time for youth ministry and a many other ministries around the church to take a break? I have been talking to a variety of people in youth ministry around the country that are taking a “break” for the summer?  SO…I figured I would come up with a quick […]

Top 10: “Awkward Moment As a Youth Pastor”

10.)…You say something in a lesson and realize it means 2 VERY different things!  9.) …You get caught slapping your wife’s butt at church!  8.)… You are in your office alone and fart, then immediately someone comes in!  7.)… You run into a student in public and completely forget their name!  6.)… You are at Walmart, […]

Top 10: REAL Reasons Why My Child Can’t Go On the Trip?

I just left with my group for summer camp! Are you getting ready for your big summer trip or did you just get back?   Who didn’t end up going?  There is always at least one or two, last minute drop out.  What was their reason? Most of the time they are normal reasons for why kids […]