WARNING: Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear

 I don’t know about you, but I hate driving 15 passenger vans. They are a staple of any good youth ministry trip, but I hate them. Why? It’s all because of the blind spot!        If you’ve never driven a 15 passenger van full of students, I envy you. Truth be told, I’m not sure you’re really a youth worker yet. The rest of you know what I’m talking about though. The blind spot in these vans is terrible!        Vans aren’t the only things with blind spots like this.…

Crushing It or Crushed by It?

Earlier this year, I made an intentional decision to get back into the gym. It had been a while, to say the least, since I had regularly been in the gym and working out. Now, working out and trying to stay fit have always been an important part of my life. But through a few seasons of busyness and transition I had somehow stopped doing it all together. I feel better than I have in the past year or so, plus  I don’t have to feel so bad about eating tasty food!…

One Thing Stopping Us, One Thing Holding Us Back

 What’s one thing holding student ministries back all over the country? What’s stopping so many talented, gifted, and God called Student Pastors from succeeding? What’s keeping churches across denominations from experiencing the growth they long for? For all too many, it’s one simple thing: the Youth Worker’s lack of time, or quality of time, with God.      Wait a second, shouldn’t youth workers and  pastors read the Bible and spend daily time with God? Of course they should! But the sad truth of the matter is that many don’t.…