Leadership

How To Develop Student Leaders In 2021

We need a better way to develop student leaders. One that doesn’t revolve around stacking chairs, but actually engages a student’s developing brains around the cultural, spiritual, and leadership issues… Read More

Don’t Let Busy Distract From What Matters

I’m going to start this blog off with an obvious statement: 2020 has been a rough year for ministry (and most other things). With so many new aspects to doing… Read More

Talking about Racial Injustice with Students—Even When You’re Not an Expert

My first full-time youth pastor job was in Miami Gardens, Florida. It was 2012, and I had been there about three years when Trayvon Martin was murdered. He was a 17-year-old black boy who was gunned down for looking suspicious while walking… Read More

Let’s Get It Right This Time

Every generation takes a cue from the generation that came before it. How they see God . . . How they see each other . . . How they see the world . . . The hard truth about racism in any… Read More