Our Favorite Podcasts from 2016

Listening to podcasts is a great way to learn, grow, and develop as a leader. I listen to multiple podcasts each week while I’m working out and driving to the office, and the practice has made be a better leader and pastor. I love a good podcast, and recommend podcasts as a growth tool for every youth worker!        The key to podcasts though is finding a good one! So here is a quick list of my favorite podcasts from 2016! Some are youth ministry specific and others…

10 Books Every Young Leader Should Read

 I’m an avid reader because it’s one of the best ways I’ve found to learn and develop personally. Every year I read some incredible books on leadership and ministry. However, every once in a while I will read a book that I wish I could have read in my early twenties!         One of the highlights of my ministry is getting to develop young leaders at our church. I love watching them grow and helping them take their next steps! So it should be no surprise that I…

The Best Books I Read in 2016

Perhaps one of the greatest things a leader can do to grow their leadership is to read. Reading allows us to learn from the best and grow in our own ministries and walks with God. In my opinion, reading is the number one way youth workers can grow in leadership!        This year has been one of my best years yet, and my impact and influence has grown significantly. It’s no coincidence that I have also read more this year than ever before! I read over 20 books…

What I’ve Been Reading Lately…

I don’t know about you, but I love to read! Reading makes me better as a leader. It allows me to learn from mentors I normally wouldn’t have access to. I place a high value on reading and learning as much as I can as a leader. Perhaps nothing else has helped me grow as much as a habit of reading.      I do whatever it takes to make time to read. I do this because I want to grow into the best leader I can be. I believe…