Great writers of fiction give us far more dynamic characters than static ones. Change is relatable to us, since we know inconsistencies within ourselves. We love observing the process of growth in people, whether we’re watching Ebenezer Scrooge, Jean Valjean, Jack Shepherd, or our own children. On the other hand, the character arc is not always an upward trajectory. We also encounter the tragic downfalls of Macbeth, Michael Corleone, and Walter White. In its historical narratives, the Bible gives us plenty of examples of both directions the character arc can take.Read More
Over the last few days and weeks, I've debated on what I should write, how I should write it, and if I should share it. Today the culmination of those answers come to fruition in a blog titled, "What I Want/What God Wants." Every church and ministry comes with its own set of problems, culture, dynamics which in turn makes each congregation unique. Every youth group is uniquely different based up on the students and families that are involved (or not that involved). So, what I want to share with you is what I would like to see in a Youth Ministry (no matter where I'm located) and the compare it to what God wants to see in us.
I want a Youth Ministry that:Read More
You’ve heard the old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”. How true do you believe that saying is? Studies show that those who stayed in church following their high school graduation were able to name 5 adults who impacted their spiritual development. Family, friends, and church leaders all fall into this category.Read More