O Little Youth Ministry

God’s life-giving presence is available to us through the baby born in Bethlehem. Remembering this quiets my guilt about leading a youth ministry that has yet to be “optimized.”

Letting Go of Being the Perfect Christian Parent

The sooner we admit our vulnerability to ourselves, to our friends, and to our children, the sooner we can stop holding ourselves and our kids hostage to unattainable ideals, and lead them instead into the rest and freedom of life with Christ.

Dear Brand New Youth Minister

Be faithful to the calling you have received. That faithfulness will combat the jealousy of being compared and will provide you courage as you lead students to look to Jesus more than to human leadership.